Ovarian Cancer Stories

SHARE offers ovarian cancer support and resources online and by telephone. Learn more by reading ovarian cancer survivor stories from members of our community. If you'd like to tell your story, please contact Beth Kling at [email protected].

Rosemary: Trusting Her Intuition

Rosemary: Trusting Her Intuition

My hope in sharing my story is to encourage women to trust their intuition and act on it when something doesn’t seem right with their body--even when ...

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Barbara: Breast And Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Barbara: Breast And Ovarian Cancer Survivor

I always knew that someday I would hear the words "you have cancer." My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44 in 1973, and was treated ...

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Annie: How I Manage Ovarian Cancer

Annie: How I Manage Ovarian Cancer

On the morning of my birthday in December 2003, I looked into the mirror and thought to myself, "Damn, forty looks good on me!" Six months later I was ...

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Carmen's Story

Carmen's Story

We regret to announce that Carmen Diaz passed away on Saturday, January 10, after an 11-year struggle with ovarian cancer. We miss her terribly.

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Chrystine's Story

Chrystine's Story

Something was definitely wrong. In April 1998, I began experiencing recurring bouts of fever, diarrhea, and fatigue. I made repeated calls to my internist ...

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Debbie: Ovarian Cancer and BRCA1+

Debbie: Ovarian Cancer and BRCA1+

My history with ovarian cancer began three years before my diagnosis, when my younger sister was diagnosed with Stage IIIC ovarian cancer at the age of ...

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Annie's Update: May 2010

Annie's Update: May 2010

Remission #3 continues at almost 2 1/2 years! (More than twice as long as first remission) Woohoo! Was it the latest surgery, the chemo assay that helped ...

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Cheryl: Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer

Cheryl: Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer

My name is Cheryl and I am one of the few women that are diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer. The cancer was found as a result of a follow-up CT scan ...

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Linda: Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer

Linda: Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer

Hello! I was diagnosed with clear cell ovarian cancer on March 31, 1993 at the age of 45 -- a full 20 years ago!

My story actually begins about 3 months ...

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Maria Cristina

Maria Cristina

My name is Maria Cristina Hernández (born in 1955). In May 2005 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage III. On June 1st, I suffered (yes ... suffered) ...

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Lisa: Stage IV Ovarian Cancer

Lisa: Stage IV Ovarian Cancer

SHARE is deeply saddened by the loss of Lisa Franklin to Stage IV ovarian cancer on June 24, 2015. Lisa died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her ...

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Gennie: Stage III Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Gennie: Stage III Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Who is a cancer survivor? A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis, the very first time you hear the word ...

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