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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.

Singer-Songwriter as a ‘Cancer Thriver’ | Rachael Sage

Monday, September 21, 2020

My name is Rachael Sage, and I am an endometrial cancer thriver. I like to think my story is one of gratitude and empowerment for other women who may feel that they are alone or lack hope, upon receiving their cancer diagnosis. In Spring 2018 I was having the time of my life; 46 years … Read More

Giving Back After a Recurrence of Endometrial Cancer

Friday, July 17, 2020

ABOVE: Valerie Parker, left, with her friend and colleague Michelle Goetsch, recently collaborated on a recycling program in Weston, WI, that donated $75 to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Valerie Parker, 45, has a lot to be thankful for this summer, in spite of having surgery for a recurrence of endometrial cancer in the midst of the … Read More

A Patient Advocate’s Journey with HPV

Thursday, February 13, 2020

In the spring of 2019, Geriann Day started experiencing bleeding with bowel movements. At first, these symptoms were attributed to hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Surgical removal of what were thought to be hemorrhoids in July, 2019, proved to be abnormal cell tissue. Geriann was diagnosed with anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN3), where abnormal cells are found … Read More

Yogi’s Routine Leads to Ovarian Cancer Discovery

Friday, December 13, 2019

Earlier this year, Dorine Olive was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer. At the age of 55, she was diagnosed with two different types of ovarian cancer, one type per ovary. Her diagnosis would have come much later, had it not been for twisted lunge and bow pose during her yoga exercises. Dorine initially overlooked … Read More

Learning What it Means to be a Survivor

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Becky Joosten was 35-years old when she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2009. The physical, mental, and emotional hurdles that followed granted her a unique perspective of what it means to be a survivor, and eventual self-affirmation helped her feel deserving of the label. She made a visit to her doctor after she noticed … Read More

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