BENEFITING: SHERIE HILDRETH OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Aug 06, 2011
Did you know that in the US, uterine cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs? It is the fourth most common cancer and the eighth most commom cause of cancer death for women in the US. The exact cause of uterine cancer is still unknown.
Estimated new cases and deaths from uterine cancer in the US in 2010:
- New cases: 43,470
- Deaths: 7,950
- The average chance of a woman being diagnosed with this cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 40.
- All womean are at risk for uterine cancer, but the risk increases with age.
- There is no simple and reliable way to test for uterine cancer in women who do not have any signs or symptoms.
My Mother was diagnosed with uterine and cervical cancer in Sept 2007. In Sept 2008 after completing chemotheraphy and radiation treatments the two doctors treating my Mom told her the treatments were successful and all test results were clear of cancer.
A couple of weeks later my Mom began having stomach pains and visited the doctor. You cannot imagine the shock, pain, anguish and despair my family and I endured when the doctors informed us the cancer had returned and had spread so fast that my Mom had approximately 6 months to live.
How does a person go on when given this kind of news?
My Mother lost her battle in Nov 2008. Not a day goes by without thinking of my Mother. Not a day goes by that my heart doesn't ache, longing to hear her voice, she her smile, and even laugh at her silly sense of fashion.
Not a day goes by that I don't hope and pray for a cure so other Mother's, Grandmas, Sisters, Daughters, Aunts, Nieces, Girlfiends and Wives can win the fight!
Your donation goes to the SHOC foundation which is a 100% volunteer organization. All donations will go toward ovarian cancer research at OHSU and is tax-deductible.