TEN YEARS AGO
T E N * Y E A R S ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It did not run in my family. What I learned was sickening. I learned that even though I was going for a PaPSmear, I wasn’t being tested for ovarian cancer because a test simply doesn’t exist. The PaP only tests for cervical. My body was screaming at me that something was wrong and I listened. One doctor misdiagnosed me. I didn’t know what was wrong but I kept pushing and even changed doctors. I have learned that we must be our own advocate!! Fight for yourself and your health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
September is the month dedicated for ovarian cancer awareness. Teal is the color designated like pink is for breast cancer. My hope is that if you are reading this you will know there is no test, know that it exists and can happen at any age, unless they have a reason docs aren’t looking for it, know the symptoms (They will be posted throughout the month). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s something positive that has happened through your diagnosis?