Ovarian Cancer Stories

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

Brittany's Story Ovarian Cancer

Hi, my name's Brittany, and at the time I had ovarian cancer, I was 29 years old. Last February, I went to the doctor's with the flu, not knowing I had a 5 and a half pound cyst on my ovaries. I told the doctor my stomach wouldn't stop hurting, so he got me in for a CAT scan, and me and my mom waited there till he got the results. At the time, the doctor wasn't sure how big the tumor was. All he knew was it was there. I was hospitalized for a couple days. Then I found out the hospital I was at didn't have the type of doctor I needed. I was in so much pain, almost like I was pregnant. I finally got into KU hospital (best hospital in the Kansas area). They did a bunch of test and exams. On April 6th, I was ready to have the surgery. I signed the release, so that if I needed a hysterectomy, they would do it right then. Turns out, they did a full hysterectomy so the cancer wouldn't come back. I didn't want to be in the same position 6 months later. I was off work for 7 weeks, and I … [Read more...]

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

Sli's Story Ovarian Cancer

In June of 2014, I truly thought I had a bladder infection. After about a week, I decided to go the the ER. When the doctor sat down and held my hand, I knew the news wouldn't be good. On July 4th, I had about 7 lbs of cancer removed from my body. I was getting married on July 11th, but instead was just out of the hospital recovering from surgery. After several months of chemotherapy and many prayers, knowing that God had healed me inside and out, I am cancer free and was married last December. I will be celebrating my one year wedding anniversary this weekend. I am blessed and will never take life for granted. Sli Pennsylvania Submitted 12/09/2015 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...]

Lily’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Ovarian Cancer?)

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This is an ask for help. Since January 2015, I have felt so extremely exhausted. I was working 40 hours a week and developed an ear infection. I received antibiotics and codeine for the pain. Every 2 weeks since the infection came and went, I have been going back to my doctor's, complaining I still do not feel well. My body aches all over, and I have been so tired. I've had four weeks off work altogether, struggling to keep up a social life. In February/March 2015, my doctor told me she thinks I have CFS/ME, brought on by the ear infection. I was not convinced. In July, I had a 22 day long period which was very unusual, as it usually lasts six days. I have been having pain during and occasional bleeding after sex. Every morning, I wake with what feels like extreme hunger pains and discomfort in my left hand side. The pain is not unbearable, but my side area constantly feels full and very uncomfortable!! When having the long period, I visited my doctor, who suggested it was … [Read more...]

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

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)

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...]