When you're diagnosed with any kind of cancer, it's easy to feel isolated and alone. Sharing your story with others in support group, as a mentor, as a presenter in the Survivors Teaching Students program can be cathartic for you AND can inspire others.
If you have a story to share, please reach out to us at COCA@Colo-OvarianCancer.org.
"When you get diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you feel like you are in a foreign country and you don't speak the language. An there was nowhere to turn to for help. I didn't know there was help."
12+ year survivor
Diagnosis: Stage IV
Symptoms: Bloating and constipation
Post-surgical treatment: Debulking, 12 rounds of chemo, post-chemo surgery
Quote I live by: “Be grateful for every day. When you get a second chance at life it’s humbling, gratifying and completely amazing!”
I want other women to know: “Learn your family history and pay attention to symptoms – particularly those that are persistent.”
Teal Stories of Hope
In 2021, we held a virtual "Gala" that we called "Teal Stories of Hope". We are sure you will take something positive away from the many stories shared by survivors, thrivers, and care partners.