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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.

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

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

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