Coping with the Unknown

After receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, women often feel unsure about what lies ahead. Hear how these women coped with the uncertainty.

My Choiceless Choice: a Perspective on Infertility

By Nora McMahon

“After reviewing the images from your CT scan, I’m confident that what I’m looking at is ovarian cancer. We’ll get you scheduled for surgery ASAP. If it’s cancer, I recommend a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

The Road to Diagnosis

By Kimberly

The road to my diagnosis had a lot of twists and turns, starts and stops. There were dead ends and misleading road signs. There were times when I just wanted to give up, turn my car around, and go home. Fortunately, I didn’t.

Being Diagnosed at a Young Age

By Nancy

My initial reaction upon hearing the words “You have cancer” was fear. Terrifying fear. The kind of fear that can paralyze.

Steps to Take After Diagnosis

By Jackie

The first time I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I was in denial. I went through the motions: surgery, chemo, and follow-ups. After going into remission, I moved on and chose to put cancer out of my mind. Not the best course of action, I know.

Get the Test You Deserve

By Lynne

They say hindsight is 20/20. When I look back over my journey through ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment, things that didn’t make sense at the time were indicators of what was to come. Of course, I couldn’t have known then what I know now.

Complications with Chemo and How to Overcome Them

By Debbie and Monty

After my surgeries, I was blessed that no more cancer was found. Unfortunately, two days later, my hot flashes started and hello menopause!

Partnering with Your Doctor to Get Answers You Need

By Seana

When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I felt like I needed to ask questions, but I had no idea what questions I should actually ask my doctor. I mean, you don’t know what you don’t know, right? Not knowing anyone around me with ovarian cancer, I did exactly what my doctor told me NOT to do: I went on the internet.