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Karen Champagne, Indianapolis, IN

Karen Champagne

My mom was first diagnosed with masses July 22,2013 with not knowing 100% sure if they were cancer or not.The tumors continue to grow and surgery was set for August … Continue reading 

Diane Dulley Stone-Leaf, Kailue-Kona, HI


The disease crept up without any significant warning, and was at stage 3 when diagnosed. My Mom fought a courageous battle for 2.5 years after the initial surgery and never … Continue reading 

Mary Hoody, Bemidji, MN


What you see in this picture is the face of ovarian cancer. It is my face, yet as I look at the photograph, I am a stranger to myself with … Continue reading 

Jocelyn Alfandre, Cranford, NJ


What brought me here? Cancer brought me here. So let’s start with that. I think I’m pretty smart. I went to school, worked hard, saved money, and took good care … Continue reading 

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 

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 

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 

Diane Galvan, Bremerton, WA

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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 

Cindy Engle, Freedom, PA


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 

Maria “Nina” Zapata Balencia, Natalia, TX

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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 

Three Ovarian Cancer Survivors Give Advice


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 

Seana Roubinek, Rockport, ME


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