Ovarian Cancer Stage IV Survivor
I was diagnosed in October 2010 with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer at the age of 42. After going through a hysterectomy with debulking and the convention regimen of chemotherapy, I received what we all long for-- I was cancer free. This journey was the inspiration for me to write a book about my trials, mental state and triumph over this diagnosis. The use of conventional, alternative and spiritual therapies were paramount in my recovery. My book provides hope and a renewal of Faith for the patient, the spouse and the family members and friends who walk a similar journey.
I am an advocate for raising awareness of this disease. I currently speak to third-year medical students at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Department and I am very involved with the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). I am also affiliated with Imerman Angels- a one on one cancer support network for other women in the depths of their own fight.
Please join forces with me in helping to raise awareness. My book Chasing Rainbows- My Triumph Over Ovarian Cancer, is scheduled for release on September 1, 2012 (National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month)