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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.

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

Portrait of an Artist Facing Endometrial Cancer

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

As an artist, Kathleen Salfi’s work gave her great pleasure. With two part time jobs and her art business, HandPainted Wishes, the 54-year-old mom and grandma had a full plate. But, in spring of 2020, she began to hemorrhage. She was frail and weak, but feared a doctor’s visit, knowing instinctively that something wasn’t right. … Read More

Putting Cancer in the Past, Planning for the Future | Marguerite Rix

Monday, November 16, 2020

In 2018, I was 23 years old and had gotten the opportunity to enter the New York City Marathon through a charity. By July 19 I was already running over 13 miles a day and working to prepare myself mentally. My older sister was running the race as well so there was an added element … Read More

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