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Karen’s Uterine Cancer Story

April 28th was the fourth anniversary of the most frightening event of my life.  I found myself remembering, in sharp detail waking up hemorrhaging, the ambulance ride to the hospital, the cold delivery of the news that it looked like cancer, blood transfusions, another ambulance ride to a different hospital, more transfusions, and a biopsy that became the surgical removal of a large tumor.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Janise

1. Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?
I found out about SHARE from a fellow SHARE volunteer that I met at a breast cancer
support group called Bay Area Young Survivors (baysnet.org), a group for those in the
bay area diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45. SHARE sounded like such an
amazing way to help other breast cancer patients/survivors across the country, and I
wanted to give back, as I received so much support from BAYS. I've been with SHARE
for just over 1 year!

2. What do you like most about being a Helpline volunteer?
Sometimes when I get a call, I feel nervous about whether I will be able to provide the
support that the caller needs.

Cancer Never Crossed My Mind | Deborah’s Uterine Cancer Story

I was diagnosed with endometrial uterine cancer in September of 2015. My symptoms were minor and I only realized they were “symptoms” after I was diagnosed and told what some of the symptoms were...bleeding, bloating and discharge. Heart disease runs in my family so cancer never entered my mind!

In 2013 gynecologist sent me for a hysteroscopy due to some light bleeding.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Monica

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?

When I was first diagnosed, I remember feeling completely overwhelmed and scared. Conversations with friends were not helpful. They were lovely and kind, but THEY couldn’t understand what I was going through.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Leslie

This is part of our "Meet a Volunteer" series, highlighting the incredible ovarian and breast cancer survivors and thrivers who volunteer with SHARE to support other women facing these diseases. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, click here!

 

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?

I had some beautiful breast cancer survivors help me through my journey, and I wanted to do the same for other women.

Meet a Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer: Lisa

This is part of our "Meet a Volunteer" series, highlighting the incredible ovarian and breast cancer survivors and thrivers who volunteer with SHARE to support other women facing these diseases. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, click here!

 

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?

 I was a clinical social worker when I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and was looking for ways to support myself and to help others.

Important COVID-19 Resources for Cancer Patients

Over the past several weeks, we have been hearing about some great resources related to the coronavirus pandemic that are specifically for cancer patients. We’ve collected the most useful guidance, research, and financial aid for cancer patients in the links below.

COVID-19 Updates for Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Patients

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop, SHARE is committed to delivering the most up-to-date information to women affected by breast, metastatic breast, ovarian or uterine cancer. We are so grateful to our esteemed medical leaders for providing us with their insight and answers in the following videos.

National Helpline:
844-ASK-SHARE