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Christine Chasse, Scarsdale, NY

Christine Chasse

As a child, I knew all I wanted in life was to get married and have kids. But my dreams to be a mother were shattered when in May 2008, … Continue reading 

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World Ovarian Cancer Day Tweet Chat

Join Bright Pink, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Teal Toes Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT for a Tweet Chat dedicated to raising awareness of ovarian cancer. To … Continue reading 

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Karen Ingalls, Tavares, FL

Karen Ingalls

In early spring of 2008 I was experiencing a bloated abdomen and increasing pant size. I had no pain; no indigestion; no urinary or elimination changes so I thought my … Continue reading 

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World Ovarian Cancer Day

The first World Ovarian Cancer Day takes place May 8, 2013. It is dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer, the gynecologic cancer with the lowest survival rate. On this … Continue reading 

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Mary Jo Flanagan, North Tonawanda, NY

Mary Jo Flanagan

My mother was a young and vibrant 59 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 2c Ovarian Cancer. No family history, otherwise healthy, and only 59. It almost seemed … Continue reading 

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Spring Playdate

Please join the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Junior Committee at their Spring Playdate April 9 from 6:30-9:30PM. The event will be held at Greenwich Village Country Club (Bowlmor Lanes) 110 … Continue reading 

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Diane Galvan, Bremerton, WA

In 2004 my mother was working as a sub for the United States Postal Office. She was working crazy hours and my sister and I rarely saw her. The evenings … Continue reading 

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Cindy Engle, Freedom, PA

Cindy

I wasn’t feeling good for over a year. They kept diagnosing me with colitis. I was taking medicine for it, changed my eating habits however nothing seemed to help. The … Continue reading 

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Anthropologie Shopping Event

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Junior Committee invites you to a private evening of shopping at Anthropologie from 6-8PM at 1230 3rd Avenue New York, NY. Guests will enjoy cupcakes and … Continue reading 

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Maria “Nina” Zapata Balencia, Natalia, TX

My Aunt Maria, Nina as we called her, was at home talking with us. She told us her belly was big and she looked like she was pregnant. She went … Continue reading 

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Three Ovarian Cancer Survivors Give Advice

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Three ovarian cancer survivors recently met to share their cancer journeys and to provide words of advice to those who are newly diagnosed. Here’s who they are and what they … Continue reading 

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Seana Roubinek, Rockport, ME

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In 2006, I learned that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation which puts me at a higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancer. Since then, I have had breast … Continue reading 

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