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Serena: Moments with My Mother Marguerite

I still remember the conversation I had with my mother Marguerite in January 2009 as if it was yesterday. At that time I lived in Dallas, Texas and my ...

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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

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 by ...

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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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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+

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

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

Learn more about Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer and its possible treatment options here.

"My name is Cheryl and I am one of the few women that are diagnosed ...

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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

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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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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This page is our collection of real ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis and survival stories. These are inspiring and often personal ovarian cancer stories; If you have been recently diagnosed, or are trying to understand the experience of a loved one with ovarian cancer, you may find it helpful to read about the real-life ovarian cancer experiences of others to find hope and tips on the best way to move forward. Please contact us if you are interested in having your story shared!

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