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

Mary Drumwright

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My mother, Mary Drumwright, died of ovarian cancer in 1991 at the age of 57. She had 6 months from diagnosis until her fought was lost. She was a loving wife, mother of 2, and grandmother to my 4 children. We will never forget you, Mom!, your daughter, Darla Cleaves

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There was no family history of ovarian cancer in our family. My mother just went in for a physical and it was found. She was dead 6 months later. I have spent the last 17 years learning everything I can about ovarian cancer and how to find it early enough to survive it. I just had my own ovarian cancer scare with an elevated CA-125 and an abnormal pelvic ultrasound. I had an immediate hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy and my pathology came back totally free of cancer, just very large uterine fibroids. But I will never give up helping other women know the risks and subtle signs to prevent them from going through the devastating diagnosis of ovarian cancer as we now know it.

Last updated on: 08/27/2008


Good point. I hadn’t tohught about it quite that way. :)

Lyzbeth Lyzbeth – 06/02/2011

I just found your blog while researching how to crteae a button and came across your sons story. I just wanted to share that my brother was diagnosed with ALL when he was 18 months old. He also went through many medical treatments such as chemo, radiaiton and marrow transplants but he is a healthy 30 year old man today! I will be praying for your son and your family during this trying time!

Hidayat Hidayat – 07/28/2012

I saw your comment on Snips and Snails. I just wentad to tell you that my granddaughter was diagnosed with the same thing when she was 4. She is now 9 and a survivor. Hang in there and I will pray for Ezra and your family.

Mareike Mareike – 09/03/2012