Susan's Survivor Story
My name is Susan, January 2, 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 3C High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. We do not have a history of cancer in our family, and this diagnosis was unexpected.
I was fortunate to have two outstanding surgeons who were able to remove most of the cancerous cells in my abdominal area. I believe this gave me an excellent fighting chance for continued success with chemotherapy. I had nine rounds of chemo with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel. I was once again quite fortunate as I responded well to the treatment and was received an updated diagnosis with no evidence of disease (NED) in July 2018.
Once we found out that I had ovarian cancer, my spouse, Sandy, got in contact with the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance. They sent us a tote with all kinds of goodies. They also provided us with a local resource for information.
While I was undergoing treatment, I decided that I would like to get more involved with this wonderful organization. I currently volunteer as the Northeast Regional Coordinator. They help so many women in the state of Wisconsin with mentoring, resources, and financial aid. The activities they host that bring survivors together, the support they provide to the friends and families of those brave women who lost their battle with this dreadful disease are an inspiration to us all.