My sister was recently diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer after a month of bouncing from one doctor to another, seeing multiple specialists who performed several tests and procedures only to be left with no answers until she finally met the right physician who figured it all out. But it still took almost two weeks to get things in motion and come up with a plan of attack. And now almost two months after the search for answers began she is starting her battle beginning with a total hysterectomy, needing to recover from this major operation in order to begin lengthy chemotherapy regimen along with an amazing clinical trail for a new medication. This is an amazing story and lucky stars should be counted but it seems a shame that so many women have to live out this same story considering the average ovarian cancer isn't detected until it is in stage three. So many women suffer from signs and symptoms without finding answers as quickly as my sister did. The earlier these cancers can be detected and diagnosed means that there are more treatment options available and greater outcomes for the patients.
With my sisters diagnosis of ovarian cancer and her journey on the road to answers it was powerfully clear that knowledge was lacking. Amazingly, even in this high-tech age of information at our fingertips and access to healthcare at an apparent high women, in alarming numbers, are still being diagnosed extremely late. My goal for this campaign is first and foremost to educate and bring light to the fact that ovarian cancer simultaneously so extremely prevalent and detected to late. My secondary goal will be to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in an effort to help fund their efforts.