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!

XClose

Survivor Stories / Tributes

Laura Kafegelis

Personal Description:

Dedication:

To all survivors as well as those who have lost their courageous battle against all cancers but specifically Ovarian Cancer.

Personal Description:

I complained to my primary care physician for months about having to urinate way too often- especially at night. My primary care physician put me on medication for overactive bladder. After a few months of no or little relief he decided to send me first to my OB/GYN and then possibly to a Urologist. My OB/GYN did a physical and did not believe my frequent urination was due to any OB/GYN condition. He indicated that 9 months earlier he noted in my chart that my uterus seemed enlarged – yet I had not been told at the time. He decided to give me an ultrasound to rule out my uterus before sending me to a Urologist. The ultrasound indicated I did not have an enlarged uterus but I had a large ovarian cyst. They did a CA-125 test. The CA-125 test was normal so they told me I did not have cancer but would need my cyst removed. I was scheduled for the operation to remove the cyst and possibly the left ovary. After the surgery I awoke to discover that I had a total radical hysterectomy and that I had stage 1 ovarian cancer. 6 years later – I am a very proud ovarian cancer survivor. We need to listen to the very sutle hints/signs of this disease and follow up with our doctors.

Last updated on: 08/01/2009


Comments:

Index php option com_content view category layout blog id 86 Itemid 223 wallOfHopePage tribute.. Great! :)

www.ocrf.org www.ocrf.org – 06/01/2011

In awe of that answer! Raelly cool!

Keydren Keydren – 06/02/2011

Index php option com_content view category layout blog id 86 Itemid 223 wallOfHopePage tribute.. Super :)

www.ocrf.org www.ocrf.org – 06/03/2011

Index php option com_content view category layout blog id 86 Itemid 223 wallOfHopePage tribute.. WTF? :)

www.ocrf.org www.ocrf.org – 06/05/2011

Index php option com_content view category layout blog id 86 Itemid 223 wallOfHopePage tribute.. Peachy :)

qtzv xxx x3jy qtzv xxx x3jy – 07/02/2011

Slam dunkin like Shaquille O’Neal, if he wrote informative aritlces.

Caro Caro – 01/23/2012