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Your Stories

We encourage patients, survivors, health care professionals, supporters and caregivers to share your stories to connect and inspire others in the gynecologic cancer community.

Cervical Cancer – A Cancer with a Stigma & Shame

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I am a baby of the late 1950’s, a “Baby Boomer,” and I am of Nicaraguan descent. I was born in the US, but both of my parents were born in Nicaragua, Central America. Even though I was born in the US, my grandparents raised me in Nicaragua until the age of eight. At that … Read More

19 Years of Golfing for Gyn Cancer

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mark and Paige Anderson help spread awareness about gyn cancers through fundraising for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer by holding an annual golf tournament in the Washington D.C. area. The 19th annual golf tournament was held Aug. 30, 2021, and raised over $23,000. The couple’s efforts over the past 19 years have raised more than $410,000 … Read More

Overcoming Obstacles with Golf: Golfing for the Gals Annual Fundraising Event

Monday, August 16, 2021

Golf is a mental game. A player needs patience and dedication to execute the correct swing for the ball to reach its goal. This sport also requires managing obstacles put in place to hinder the player’s score. When Lisa Milligan was a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a professional golfer and although that career … Read More

Turning Frustration into Fuel: Raise the Hood 4 Women Car Show

Monday, August 16, 2021

Amy Murrah was in and out of doctor’s offices for 13 years—starting at age 16. She was misdiagnosed or told her symptoms were, “all in her head,” until being properly diagnosed after an exploratory surgery for what she thought was a hernia or endometriosis. After being diagnosed with Stage IIIA Micropapillary Serous Carcinoma at age … Read More

Ovarian Cancer Patient Finds Diverse Group of Supporters

Monday, June 14, 2021

Throughout her life, Shanna McCoy Reynolos Rollins’ many health conditions meant numerous trips to the ER. She was born with cerebral palsy, an inoperable brain tumor and survived two heart attacks by age 36. During doctor visits, she often complained of extreme pelvic and abdominal pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. She was diagnosed with endometriosis … Read More

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