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Hearing stories helps us experience the world in new and different ways. And telling stories enables us to reflect upon our personal experiences and make better sense of them as we share them with others.

As part of the Our Way Forward program, TESARO is working with women with ovarian cancer, the people who love them, and their care providers to bring to life stories that illuminate the ovarian cancer experience. TESARO dedicates Our Way Forward  to all women who have faced ovarian cancer. We hope these stories will inspire others to connect with others in the community and share their own experiences.

The stories featured on this site tell real women’s experiences with ovarian cancer at the time they were told. Given the nature of ovarian cancer, these stories are likely to change over time.

Want to become a storyteller?
Email us at OurWayForward@tesarobio.com for more information.

 

In Her Own Words: Listen to Their STories


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.

Ovarian Cancer Storytelling Event Video: Dr. Graybill's story

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.

Ovarian Cancer Storytelling Event Video: The Ties That Bind Us

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.

Jessica's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

Rethinking Identity

Jessica shares how her ovarian cancer inspired her to found the Identify Shift Project, bringing healing through artistic collaboration.

Rozzie's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Amanda's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Karen's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Taylor's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Lucia's Ovarian Cancer Story - The Moth Video

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.

Patricia's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Nora's Ovarian Cancer Story - Storytelling Event Video

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.

Ovarian Cancer Stories With the Moth: Patient Perspective

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.

Live Storytelling Events


Check below for storytelling events in your area.

EVENT NAME LOCATION DATE/TIME RSVP
Our Way Forward Storytelling Event First & Bell
2218 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA
Friday, July 12, 2019
Registration: 5:30 pm PDT
Start time: 7:30 pm PDT