Moving Forward, My Way
Every ovarian cancer patient and care partner has a unique experience and point of view. Explore these testimonials to gain different perspectives on living with ovarian cancer.
Moments of Clarity
Stories That Illuminate the Ovarian Cancer Experience: Three women shared their experiences facing ovarian cancer at a special storytelling event held in Chicago on June 1, 2017.
Living with Ovarian Cancer
Own Your Journey - the Good and the Bad
Nancy and Kim talk about the importance of being authentic to yourself and never losing hope.
Discussing the Possibility of Recurrence
Dr. Graybill, Nancy, and Lynne talk about the importance of discussing the chance of recurrence in order to help ease concerns and fears down the road.
Beginning a New Normal
Dr. Graybill, Kim, Lynne, and Nancy share how they embraced life after treatment by returning to normalcy and continuing to do hobbies that make them feel good.
Importance of Communication & Support
Dr. Graybill, Kim, and Lynne talk about the importance of having and seeking support during an ovarian cancer journey.
Dr. Martin’s Valuable Message to Patients
Through the lens of her patient's story, Dr. Martin emphasizes the value of each woman’s decision in her unique ovarian cancer experience.
Katya’s Empowering Ovarian Cancer Story
Ovarian cancer survivor Katya shares her empowering story of staying in control of her life and living each day to the fullest while battling cancer.
Nora’s Fearless Ovarian Cancer Story
Ovarian cancer survivor Nora shares her story of facing her diagnosis with courage and empowers women to be determined and always move forward.
Getting Knocked Down and Getting Back Up Again
Faced with an ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 39, Nora found strength and courage in a childhood memory.
Being There to Support a Friend In Need
When Patricia’s best friend was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer, she provided support in the best way that she could from 2,600 miles away.
Self-expression Through Art
Lucia, a three-time ovarian cancer survivor, reflected upon her relationship with cancer by becoming a filmmaker and sharing her experience with others through film.
Not Just a Cancer Patient
Taylor refuses to be defined by her ovarian cancer diagnosis. She is multifaceted and embraces all aspects of her life.
Making Every Minute Count
After being told that she only had a 50% chance of living 5 years, Karen decided to make the most out of every moment.
The Accountability Pact
On a whim, Amanda decided to share her ovarian cancer diagnosis with a coworker. The friendship that followed helped shape her experience.
A Mother’s Love
After testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, Rozzie took proactive steps to get her daughter tested and spread awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Jessica shares how her ovarian cancer inspired her to found the Identify Shift Project, bringing healing through artistic collaboration.
Finding Your Voice
Stories That Illuminate the Ovarian Cancer Experience: Three women shared their experiences facing ovarian cancer at a special storytelling event held in New York City on April 28, 2018.
The Ties That Bind Us
Stories That Illuminate the Ovarian Cancer Experience: Three women shared their experiences facing ovarian cancer at a special storytelling event held in Washington D.C. on November 3, 2017.
About Our Way Forward
The Our Way Forward Survey
The Our Way Forward survey asked patients and healthcare providers to share their experiences coping with or treating ovarian cancer. The results revealed that, regardless of the stage of ovarian cancer, there is uncertainty among patients about what to expect throughout the experience – whether they are at initial diagnosis or experience a recurrence of the disease