Ovarian Cancer Stories

Tammy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast and Ovarian Cancer)

Jun
03
2015
Breast Cancer Stories

Here's my story of fear, anger, sadness and being strong! It was Oct. 26th, 2012, when I heard those dreadful words: You have cancer!! I just hit a brick wall. I had never been so devastated in my life and had just turned 40 in April. Yeah, welcome to your forties!! My diagnosis: stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma, estrogen positive. I decided to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, which I have no regrets about and wouldn't change a thing. I followed this with 16 treatments of chemo. Ugh, that sucked! On Nov. 15th, I will be 3 years breast cancer-free. I was diagnosed this past Feb. with ovarian cancer, Feb. 2nd to be exact. I went in for surgery to have my ovaries removed and had a total hysterectomy. After waking up from a 6 hour surgery, I was informed I had advanced stage 3 ovarian cancer that had spread to my diaphragm and colon. The surgeon is optimistic that he got it all. I am currently going through chemo again, this time 18 treatments. I believe I have 8 more … [Read more...]

Karen’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Mar
18
2015
Karen and Mike Story Ovarian Cancer

This story is about Karen, my high school sweetheart of over 29 years, whom I call an “Amazing Graceful Fighter.” Karen was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer 3 years ago. After 2 surgeries and 4 rounds of chemo, cancer has knocked Karen down each time, but she continues to get back up and keep fighting. This former military wife and mother of three is still fighting in Stage IV. Cancer has spread to her liver and bowels, and despite severely painful obstructions, Karen is giving it everything she has and maintaining an overall positive outlook. Karen continues to fight with inspiration, heart, strength, and most of all, grace. She doesn't sulk, complain, or feel sorry for herself. She might have moments where her limits are exceeded, but she keeps her head up, standing toe-to-toe with cancer, letting it know it hasn't beat her. That’s Karen, one of the most positive people you will ever meet. Her smile, attitude, personality, and most of all, her great big heart light up … [Read more...]

Tami’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast and Ovarian Cancer)

Feb
12
2015
Tami's Story breast cancer

In May 2013, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. In December 2014, I celebrated a year cancer-free. On January 21, 2015, while undergoing surgery to have my ovaries removed because I am BRCA1 positive, they discovered I have ovarian cancer. I fought like a girl the first round, and I will fight even harder this time. I have everything to fight for: my husband, my children, and my beautiful grandchildren, and hopefully more to come. This picture is my all-time favorite photo, taken during my first treatment. It's of me and my grandson Bentley. Tami California Submitted 02/11/2015 The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice. … [Read more...]

Felicha’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Dec
16
2014
Felichia's Story Ovarian Cancer

At the age of 23, I was diagnosed with Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer. I am the youngest of a family of three girls, and I have always been the spoiled child my sisters envied. I do not have any children or pay any rent because I still live at home with my family, and my paychecks every week went towards shopping and going out with friends. After seeing the doctor several times for abdominal pain, he informed me that I had a very large mass on my ovary which had to be removed. I spent three long days in the hospital after having a laparotomy to remove the mass. When the doctor finished with my surgery, he informed my parents that he was able to safely remove just the tumor that was attached to my ovary, and the pathologist advised him it was non-cancerous. I recovered fairly quickly since I was in relatively good health prior to the operation. At my follow-up appointment, tears shed from my eyes when the pathology report now showed an Endodermal Sinus Tumor, also known as a Yolk Sac … [Read more...]

Danielle’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Ovarian Cancer Stage 3C)

Oct
08
2014
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Hi, I'm Danielle. I'm fighting ovarian cancer stage 3C at 29 years old. I had a full abdominal hysterectomy in December, de-bulking, and a colostomy bag fitted too, due to the cancer spreading to my bowels. I have been told it can't be cured and it's terminal, but I'm not giving up. Every day I fight on for my gorgeous little boys who are only 7 and 8 years old. Me and my two sons, Oliver and Charlie, did the race for life and raised over £500 for cancer research. Miracles really do happen, and no one can take away HOPE!!!! #myfightlikeagirlstory Danielle United Kingdom Submitted 10/07/2014 The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice. … [Read more...]