Ovarian Cancer

From Advocate to Patient to Advocate by Donna McMillan

From a young age, I have always enjoyed helping others. You could find me volunteering for various charity organizations and taking a volunteer leadership role with them to promote their cause. I became a social worker and worked at hospice assisting patients and families through the end of life.

Ovarian Cancer at 32 by Brittany Turner

On October 6th, 2022, I ended up in the emergency room for an issue unrelated to ovarian cancer. Since I started puberty at age eight, I've struggled with endometriosis.

On my trip to the emergency room, the doctor did his normal checkup. While doing this, he felt that my abdomen was sensitive in certain areas.

Cancer Was My Main Risk Factor for Blood Clots: Heidi’s Story

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2017. I had a complete hysterectomy followed by the standard six rounds of chemotherapy, after which I had no evidence of disease until February 2021 when I had a recurrence.

I had to undergo six more rounds of chemo, and I also participated in a trial, but my tumors kept growing.

Spotlight On: SHARE’s African American Program

What did the African American program look like in its early days? 

Dominique: This program was created with the knowledge that women of color are under-represented in the medical field. Because of LatinaSHARE and their successful model, the door was open for us to create a program that addressed the needs of Black women.

Ambassador Spotlight: Nefa-Tari Moore

Tell us about your cancer experience 

I am a three-time cancer survivor, twice uterine and then ovarian cancer. I've been free of uterine cancer for 6 years, and this July, I will be 4 years free of ovarian cancer.

November 2022 will be 9 years since I received my first diagnosis of uterine cancer.

Ambassador Spotlight: Kareen Lambert

Tell us about your cancer experience 

I have experienced all aspects of cancer as part of my career, volunteerism, advocacy for myself and others, and most importantly as a survivor. I have no regrets about my journey with cancer because it is my belief that it defines my purpose in life.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Use #IWishIKnew to Educate Women Everywhere

This September, join ovarian cancer advocates across the country for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month through the #IWishIKnew campaign.

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, SHARE, along with FORCE, T.E.A.L, and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, are highlighting the voices of ovarian cancer survivors and patients speaking out on what they wish the public knew about ovarian cancer.

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.

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