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Your Stories

Your voice and words have power—the power of showing people that they’re not alone and the power of increasing awareness, education and hope. We encourage patients, survivors, health care professionals, supporters and caregivers to share your stories to connect and inspire others in the GYN cancer community.

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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

Aunt and Niece Join Together at National Race to End Women’s Cancer

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Like many advocates, Lindsay Sweet became determined to help end women’s cancer when the word “cancer” hit close to home. Her beloved aunt, Wendy Ericsson, was diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer in 2012. Wendy lived cancer-free for three years after surgery and chemotherapy, but she is currently undergoing treatment for a second recurrence. Since Wendy’s diagnosis, the … Read More

Cancer Hits Close to Home for FWC/SGO Staff

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Every year staff members of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) support the National Race to End Women’s Cancer with a fundraising team. For many staff members, the mission to help end women’s cancer is personal. Many of us have watched their mothers and grandmothers cope with a … Read More