If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Ovarian Cancer, What Would You Say?

Tammy Umberson

Ovarian Cancer

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Ovarian Cancer, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having ovarian cancer. I never would have thought you would be a part of my...

READ MORE

Jannine Napier Attitude & Coping with Cancer

Jannine Napier

Ovarian Cancer

Attitude & Coping with Cancer

I guess from the time I was told I had that big C word, everything changed when I came home from surgery. Three weeks later, I started chemo, which was a whole new world I was...

READ MORE

Jannine Napier

Ovarian Cancer

Knowing Knowing Knowing

My mum died of breast cancer at the age of 51, and I was 22 at the time and with a new baby. When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I found out through my specialist that breast...

READ MORE

Sharon Kelly - How Ovarian Cancer Has Affected My Family

Sharon Kelly

Ovarian Cancer

How Ovarian Cancer Has Affected My Family

How has ovarian cancer affected your role as a mom? Goodness me, well it was just such a shock. I don't know why but I thought if I had cancer, I'd feel sick or something, but...

READ MORE

Ally Gill: My Diagnosis Story

Ally Gill

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had absolutely NO symptoms right up until I had sudden onset of abdominal pain right before I was about to leave work and go on a bike...

READ MORE

Helena Ackroyd: My Diagnosis Story

Helena Ackroyd

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Abdominal cramps, frequent urination and swollen abdomen. What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? I was 69 years...

READ MORE

Lee Steer: My Diagnosis Story

Lee Steer

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Needing to go to the toilet during the night when I never had before. Needing to pass a bowel motion without any warning. Excruciating pain...

READ MORE

Jaclyn Reilly: My Diagnosis Story

Jaclyn Reilly

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I felt a “pop” in my chest area and then had a hard time breathing. Thought it was due to the heat and humidity. Left work and went home...

READ MORE

Pamela Conner: My Diagnosis Story

Pamela Conner

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Abdominal pressure and urinary urgency (I had to urinate all the time but nothing would come out). Also, back pain but I didn't realize...

READ MORE

Connie Hooper: My Diagnosis Story

Connie Hooper

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? None. I finally qualified for a well woman exam & during the exam was told I had a mass that was the size of a grapefruit in my abdomen....

READ MORE

Alaina Gail G: My Diagnosis Story

Alaina Gail G

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I was working in Australia, and had a terrific General Practitioner Claudia Conway from Ireland.   I noticed immediately that I gained some...

READ MORE

Cindy Keefe Hack: My Diagnosis Story

Cindy Keefe Hack

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had a friend save my life. In August of 2006, I was 48 years old and in a grief support group as my husband had passed away 6 months...

READ MORE

Ruth Grimsley: My Diagnosis Story

Ruth Grimsley

Ovarian Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? The symptoms that led to my DX really, at first, weren’t that annoying, but still I knew something wasn’t quite right. I felt like I was...

READ MORE

Why I'm an ovarian cancer advocate

Pete Stoneberg

Ovarian Cancer

Why I'm an ovarian cancer advocate

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be able to share my wife, Vera's, story with you all. You might wonder why she just doesn't share it herself, but the truth is, she has spoken about...

READ MORE