Ovarian Cancer Patient Stories

  • Sylvia Meyer

    Sylvia Meyer

    In August of 2009, 78-year-old Sylvia Meyer called her daughter Jackie complaining of stomach pain and swelling. Jackie knew something was very wrong.  ‘She was always healthy and not one to complain,” recalled Jackie. But was the beginning of a frustrating and scary time for Sylvia and her family.

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  • Jane Morse

    Jane Morse

    Metastatic Ovarian Cancer In 2002, at the age of 44, Jane woke up one morning feeling bloated. With her mom's situation fresh in her mind, she called her gynecologist who performed an internal exam. “I watched his face turn white," Jane recalled. Even before he ordered an ultrasound, he said he suspected ovarian cancer. “Of course, he called Dr. Morgan.” So began Jane’s own experience with Dr. Morgan, who she believes really saved her life. Read more »
  • Jane Rider-Gould

    Jane Rider-Gould

    Ovarian Cancer

    In her years working in medical coding, Jane Rider-Gould had many occasions to code records with the diagnosis "Stage 3 Cancer." But she never thought those words would apply to her.

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  • Donna Sweet

    Donna Sweet

    Ovarian Cancer

    Always an active person, Donna Sweet thought she’d just pulled a muscle on her left side when she experienced a sharp pain after exercising in February 2012. But by March 2012, when a jostle from her two-year-old caused her to see stars and the pain kept her up all night, she knew it was time to call her doctor.  A few days later, a pelvic CT scan revealed that her left ovary was engulfed in a mass.

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  • Cathy Van Horn

    Cathy Van Horn

    Ovarian Cancer

    When Cathy Van Horn met with her Fox Chase Cancer Center team in 2012, she knew where things stood. “I understood that my cancer wasn’t going to be cured. The best we can do is manage my cancer and keep it at bay. The longer we can stay positive and keep moving forward, the longer I’ll be here.”

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