Marilyn's Cancer Quashers Women's Cancer update
October 25, 2016
I've just received an email saying I am 95% of the way toward achieving my goal! WOW! Thank you all so much! I'm really feeling the love!! See more
Life threatening cancers have been a significant, cumbersome force in my life for the past 9 years. First, I took on the role of primary caregiver to my sister, Deborah who suffered Glioblastoma Brain Cancer, until I was diagnosed 5 years later with the most deadly women's cancer, metastatic Ovarian Cancer. At that time I was forced to relinquish my caregiver role and begin my own quest for survival. I was selected for a very aggressive "dose-dense" clinical trial during which I received greater than one-third more than the standard of care of one chemotherapy drug, the standard dose of a second, and an additional experimental third one that I remained on for nearly three years, until my body could no longer tolerate it. Most women do not survive my disease, but so far, I am beating the odds, although my recovery has been overwhelmingly challenging. Perhaps both (the good and the bad) are due to the augmented treatment I received. It is my intention to participate in this event to honor those not as fortunate as me, to celebrate my own endurance, and to bring awareness and funds to programs that will prevent disease as well as create new, more effective, less distressing treatments. I invite my family and friends to join me in this endeavor. Please consider a small donation, or better yet, join my team!