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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.

Joyce Lamson

Listening to one’s body: There are no ‘stupid’ questions

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Joyce Lamson was diagnosed with stage 1 endometrial cancer in September 2017. At the time she was almost 36 years old and had been struggling with infertility since 2004, so when she started passing large blood clots, she knew that she needed additional medical attention. “I’m in a double battle here,” she explained. “Do not … Read More

Giving Hope: Wendy’s Warriors aiming to raise $100K for FWC

Monday, September 16, 2019

When Wendy Ericsson, Host Committee Chair of the National Race to End Women’s Cancer, was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer in December 2012, her doctor suggested that she look up the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) for information and support. “I learned about their free survivors courses, and decided to attend the one in … Read More

Vivian Seiler and her husband.

Immunotherapy clinical trial leads to NED status

Thursday, September 5, 2019

When Vivian Seiler was diagnosed with stage 3C clear cell ovarian cancer in April 2016, she was 52 years old with no prior health issues or family history of cancer. “I was extremely fatigued, I had bloating and I felt I could barely eat,” Vivian explained. “I literally felt that way for about a month, … Read More

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Halfs for Hope

Friday, August 16, 2019

Since the end of April 2019, Stephanie Berry has run five half marathons and raised over $7,200 for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) in memory of her aunt, who passed away from a gynecologic cancer at age 58. “It was during the Columbus Marathon this past October—at mile 10—that I learned of her passing,” … Read More

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