My story in brief

  • By cdeal · Posted August 19, 2007
  • 1 reply
  • I am 63 years old and was recently diagnosed (January 27th , 2007) and treated for type 3C ovarian cancer. On February 8th I had what the doctors called a radical hysterectomy which consisted of removing ...

Why Can't I Turn Away?

  • By Barb2 · Posted August 19, 2007
  • 5 replies
  • Why is it so hard for me to turn away from this disease? I try, but it's become a part of me. It's something that I think about every day. It's like a magnet that keeps drawing me back. I've learned that ...

The positives of cancer: Can you find any?

  • By cburns · Posted August 18, 2007
  • 9 replies
  • In January of 2006, I was not feeling myself. Not terrible, just not right. I plodded along at work, I am a Spanish teacher, and continually felt bad. I felt bloated, constipated and after 3 months, I ...

Beginning musings

  • By angelainlufkin · Posted August 18, 2007
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  • This is an introduction. I had first symptoms in November of 2003. Initial surgery 12-30-03. Optimally debulked. Stage 3C. grade 3 or 4. Had 6 rounds of carbo/taxol, then a Stage III clinical trial at ...


  • By missingmymom · Posted August 17, 2007
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  • It's been 1 year & 4 months since I lost my mom Angelita Lozada 43 to ovarian cancer. My mom was diagnosed & 7 months later she lost her courageous battle to this awful disease. It was too late for my ...

My story

  • By bpd375 · Posted August 16, 2007
  • 5 replies
  • My name is Kristina, but everyone calls me Kris. I am 30 years old, married to a wonderful man named John, and I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter Grace Willow. My mother is a beautiful woman who turned ...

The Sister Run 5k Run/Walk- Melbourne, FL

  • By tealribboncfl · Posted August 16, 2007
  • 2 replies
  • Hi Everyone, First I must say this is a terrific addition to the site. A forum where the OC community can converse is much needed. I run a site in Central Florida called The "Teal Ribbon Network". I started ...

Why is this not a top priority!!

  • By jhhl123 · Posted August 15, 2007
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  • My mother died of Ovarian Cancer on April 6, 2006. She did not have any idea she had such a fatal disease because no one(doctors) diagnosed her correctly. She suffered with digestive problems and they(doctors ...

Summer 2007 Advocacy Newsletter Available

  • By CaraPolicy · Posted August 3, 2007
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  • If you're not part of the Action Network, you didn't recieve this: Dear Advocates, The appropriations process is heating up, and our request regarding the Department of Defense research money needs to ...

Access to Care

  • By CaraPolicy · Posted July 30, 2007
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  • Today's New York Times had a five-page article about cancer care, and about the maze through with patients must navigate. The story featured a well-educated, financially well-off woman who was determined ...

Why NIH funding matters

  • By CaraPolicy · Posted July 24, 2007
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  • The country needs to focus on cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 23% of all deaths (2004 data, American Cancer Society). Men have a 1 in 2 lifetime ...

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