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

Nadine Badreddine

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I Dedicate my story to my loving family, MOM, DAD, Sister lovely and supportive brothers and my loving and supportive husband and my beautiful inspiring son and daughter!Love you all so very much!

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Well i am still struggling with ovarian cancer 4 years now, i was 37 when i had a gut feeling there was something wrong, i was just not feeling very comfortable. i was spending a lovely summer vacation with my kids in Lebanon at mom’s home,but i suddenly got some nausea feeling and it got worst.
So i rushed to the hospital ER and there i had severe lower abdomen pain, underwent a lot of tests, and ct scans, so they decided to make a microscopy, did that and they detected Cancer cells, underwent chemo sessions, operations to remove ovaries and uterus, and now i am still undergoing chemo. I am strong and i feel that i owe that to my kids and my loving supportive family! I JUST CANT GIVE UP AND WILL NOT! I have an amazing Dr. and he is working so hard to make me feel strong and better! I just wanted to share my story hoping i can give hope that even when you are facing such a disease LIFE should continue, bec. life will never stop for you to heal,you need to take full control of it instead and lead your way! Love you all!

Last updated on: 04/26/2012


I had lung cancer non small cell sruregy in Dec. 08. Prior to finding the cancer I went to the hospital for severe burning pain in my upper back and then it traveled throughout my entire body. This was joined with naseau,faint feeling, hurt all over. I thought I had some horrible flu. After three years of this I have been told I have paraneoplastic syndroms. Is there a life expectancy for this. I need to know if I should be making final plans, I am a 64 yr old female. I hope someone can give me their input Thank you, Brenda

Josue Josue – 07/28/2012