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.

Steps to Take After Diagnosis

By Jackie

Ovarian cancer barreled through Jackie’s life in a whirlwind of diagnosis, surgery, and chemo. Then, just as suddenly, it vanished. Jackie focused on her career and her family. For 17 years, they were her only concern, until ovarian cancer came back. Now she devotes her life to spreading awareness and doing what she does best: taking care of her family.

Get the Test You Deserve

By Lynne

After a lengthy process and several misdiagnoses, Lynne learned she had ovarian cancer in 2013. Today, she is a survivor and outspoken advocate. She believes that life provides opportunities — even when they don’t seem that way at first. After all, she would never have met her husband, Paul, if she hadn’t been stood up for a blind date more than 50 years ago! Formerly a nurse, Lynne is now retired, and mother to three grown children and one amazing granddaughter.

Complications with Chemo and How to Overcome Them

By Debbie and Monty

In 2013, after less than a year of marriage, Debbie was diagnosed with Stage 1C ovarian cancer. Both Debbie and her husband, Monty, struggled, but found their way through the support of the ovarian cancer community. That encouraged them to become advocates themselves. They’ve dedicated their lives to raising awareness for their Teal Women and Men.