OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Survivor Stories / Tributes

Chana Garcia

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To my mother, the woman who made me well again. You’re my hero. To my sweetheart, Bernard. Where would I be without you? I can’t imagine.

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Last May, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (stage III). It all happened rather unceremoniously. After months of suffering what I thought were gastrointestinal problems, and weeks of popping pills for heartburn, I had the dreaded conversation with my gynecologist. I didn’t have much time to digest everything, but I quickly found a new doctor. My surgery was scheduled soon after, and I started chemo a month later. It was a tough road, and although my pathology came back better than expected and my tumor was borderline, my treatment was still aggressive. It did a number on my body, but not my spirit. I am a fighter, a survivor, a journalist, a traveler, a blogger, a daughter, a sister, a woman. Despite the heaviness of this disease, I try to find some humor in my situation. For me, blogging about being a survivor is turning out to be really cathartic. It’s funny. Throughout this entire experience, I feel like I finally found my voice. If you’re interested, check out my blog at blackgyrlcancerslayer.wordpress.com and feel free to leave comments and suggestions. God bless all the fabulous ovarian cancer slayers!

Last updated on: 10/15/2011


Wow! That’s the age I was diagnosed and I don’t have any children myself. I am a 6 year survivor and the proud mother of a 3 year old Sheltie. My husband and I are not allowed to adopt in our situation since mine is recurrent but that doesn’t get us down. I wish you all the best and will check out your blog.

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KonstantinMiller KonstantinMiller – 07/07/2009

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Elena Centurino – 09/03/2009