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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.

Listen to That Voice

Saturday, December 1, 2018

As a part of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) 2018, we encouraged survivors, patients, advocates, family members, partners and friends to share what they want the public to know about gynecologic cancers using #IWishIKnew. Dionne Shepperson wrote, “I wish I knew they weren’t just heavy periods—my menstrual bleeding was severe. I had fibroids and was … Read More

Superhero from Home

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2018 is Heather Mellion-Brophy’s fifth year participating in the National Race to End Women’s Cancer as captain of team Caring For Your Girly Bits. After being diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer on Oct. 23, 2013, at age 36, and having a radical hysterectomy in early 2014, Heather felt a strong obligation to spread awareness about … Read More

Heroine with Humor

Saturday, December 1, 2018

After being diagnosed with Stage IIIA Micropapillary Serous Carcinoma at age 29, Amy Murrah developed a passion for changing the image of ovarian cancer being an “older women’s disease” and impacting the lives of women with ovarian cancer. Amy was in and out of doctor’s offices for 13 years—starting at age 16. She was misdiagnosed … Read More

Eight-Year-Old Girl Organizes Bake Sale in Honor of Godmother

Thursday, November 1, 2018

After hearing about her godmother’s diagnosis of uterine cancer, eight-year-old Ellie Curtis wanted to lend a helping hand. Quickly the third grader researched nonprofit organizations that focused on uterine cancer and stumbled upon the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). With help from her mother, Jessica Curtis, Ellie decided to host a “traveling” bake sale with … Read More

Vaginal Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story of Advocacy

Thursday, November 1, 2018

After a vaginal cancer diagnosis two years ago, Sarah Nielsen is eager to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers and find fellow survivors like herself. Nielsen, a Greensboro, NC resident, said she has never met a vaginal cancer survivor, but she is determined to find a community of support. Vaginal cancer is considered to be the … Read More

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