Hear from the Community

Hear from the Community

Facing Ovarian Cancer with Confidence


Every ovarian cancer patient, care partner, and healthcare professional has a unique experience and point of view. Explore these testimonials to gain different perspectives from the ovarian cancer community.

Living with or caring for someone with ovarian cancer can involve feelings of uncertainty and fear of the unknown. Learning about the perspectives and experiences of others can help make it easier to cope.

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller
Any woman touched by cancer knows her journey is never truly over. She becomes a survivor at diagnosis, and continues thriving long after remission,…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Nora
“After reviewing the images from your CT scan, I’m confident that what I’m looking at is ovarian cancer. We’ll get you scheduled for surgery ASAP. If…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller
The day I found out I had ovarian cancer was the day I had almost cancelled my doctor’s appointment. It was a typical OBGYN exam and everything at…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Debbie
It’s hard for me to describe and explain as not all survivors experience this. For me, this started as an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach as I…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller
Something happens to a person after their last cancer treatment. So often it is assumed that with treatment being over, the cancer is gone or in…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Lynne
When I was diagnosed with cancer, it was on a Friday and my husband, Paul, and I were traveling to my daughter’s house to celebrate my granddaughter’s…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Kimberly
The road to my diagnosis had a lot of twists and turns, starts and stops. There were dead ends and misleading road signs. There were times when I just…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Jackie
I wish I had known how to talk to my son about my diagnosis. Perhaps that’s something you never know how to do. How do you tell your child(ren) about…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Nancy
My initial reaction upon hearing the words “You have cancer” was fear. Terrifying fear. The kind of fear that can paralyze. Fear for my children, who…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Jackie
The first time I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I was in denial. I went through the motions: surgery, chemo, and follow-ups. After going into…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Lynne
They say hindsight is 20/20. When I look back over my journey through ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment, things that didn’t make sense at the…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Debbie and her Care Partner Monty
After my surgeries, I was blessed that no more cancer was found. Unfortunately, two days later, my hot flashes started and hello menopause!
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Seana
When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I felt like I needed to ask questions, but I had no idea what questions I should actually ask my doctor. I…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Nancy
After a total hysterectomy to remove the cancerous mass from my ovary, I followed my gynecologic oncologist’s instructions faithfully. I saw him every…
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Ovarian Cancer Care Partner Monty
Being a carepartner is difficult—mentally and emotionally. It’s especially true when being a carepartner of someone living with ovarian cancer.
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Jackie
Getting your regular check-ups is so unconventional. Would you agree with that statement?
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Lynne
As I went into remission, I was changed both mentally and physically. On March 4, 2014, I entered into what survivors call the “new normal.” For me,…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Kimberly
It was hard at first telling other people I had cancer. Saying it out loud made it real. I hated seeing the pain in my family’s eyes when they looked…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Seana
I am true GRITS—Girl Raised In The South. I was surrounded by GRITS my whole life. My roots run deep in the great state of Texas. But my roots also…
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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Nancy
Telling my children, who were 17, 14, and 8, that their mother had cancer was one of the most difficult things I have had to do as a parent. It was so…
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