My story began in June of 1998 when I was a typical 18 year old living life, spending time with my friends, attending college, busy working and having fun being a teen. I noticed I began to experience abdominal pain, bloating, loss of appetite and weight loss. As time passed instead of me getting better my symptoms got worse. [...]
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As a writer, my days are filled with words. They describe who I am. Mommy, wife, girlfriend, author, daughter, dog-lover. In 2011 words swirled daily: 40-year-old, soccer player, pancake flipper, Maine vacationer, runner, cancer… my world and its words stopped. April 4th will never be just a day to me, for in 2011 it was [...]
Ovarian Cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it has the lowest survival rate of all women’s cancers. This is largely attributed to the fact that about 75% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at a late stage. Late diagnosis is the norm for a variety of reasons ranging from a lack of [...]
A message from the International Space Station! From the International Space Station, 240 miles above the Earth, astronauts Karen Nyberg and Chris Cassidy show their strong support for raising awareness of GYN Cancers. The beautiful music is from Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2, "Sleep," sung by a global choir of 1752 singers from 58 countries, [...]
An inspiring rock band. Six gynecologic cancer doctors from across the country are taking healing and the arts to a new level. Surgeons by day, rock stars by night, N.E.D. heals the bodies and souls of women everywhere, using the power of music to overcome the negative feelings haunting the lives of anyone affected [...]
2013 is the inaugural year for the Globe-athon: The Walk to End Women’s Cancer. The brainchild of a gynecologic oncologist in Washington D.C., the seeds of the Globe-athon were planted a few years ago when he organized a 72-hour relay around the U.S. Capitol with a few colleagues to help promote the annual National Race to [...]
Friends, The Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancers is more than just a walk. It is an international movement that’s bringing the world together to end women's cancers, one step at a time. Advocacy groups, healthcare professionals, survivors, and the general public alike are unifying their efforts to foster public awareness and education for gynecologic cancers [...]
Three weeks ago my mom and best friend was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. My immediate family of 5 have always lived in a little bubble thinking we were almost invincible, but when my mom was diagnosed our lives were turned upside down. She is so inspirational, and through chemo and radiation she continues [...]
Today (very early in the morning for some of us!) Globe-athon hosted the first-ever live international discussion about Globe-athon in an hour-long Google+ Hangout on Air. Featuring esteemed physicians and Globe-athon Leaders from around the world, the participants held an informed and visionary conversation about GYN Cancers and The Walk to End Them! Deeply involved [...]
My name is Nneka Scroggins, and I am a DOCS, Daughter of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor. Mommy inspires me to live, love, and laugh, and it is so fitting that I was given the name Nneka, which means mother’s love is best. Nearly 17 years ago, Mommy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and I’d like [...]