0918 DWTealBannerIn support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, DW, in a partnership with the Ovarian National Cancer Alliance,  published stories by supporters, survivors, and advocates of this disease. On the final day of September, DW presents to you a round up of these important stories. Thank you to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance for helping us share the voice of these commendable advocates.


And to all the Disruptive Women out there – remember to ask questions, take preventative measures, and always be disruptive when it comes to your healthcare needs!

Teal Is Personal: Why We Fight for Women with Ovarian Cancer

By Calaneet Balas

When I joined the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance last fall, I had no personal history with this disease. That changed rapidly as I began to meet and work with survivors…

Shannon’s Story: Confronting Ovarian Cancer

By Shannon Routh

My name is Shannon.  I am from Charlotte, NC.  I am married.    In July of 2009, I had just returned from my dream vacation to France…

Ovarian Cancer: It’s called the “Silent Killer” but the Survivors I’ve Met are Anything But!

By Elise Daniel

We’ve all seen the t-shirts with the blazing words F**k Cancer, and Cancer Sucks, among a throng of other cancer awareness slogans. Everyone hates cancer, especially those with personal connections…

Early Detection is Key: Recognize the Signs of Ovarian Cancer

By Jennifer Lane-Riefler MCHES MFC

I am the Executive Director of a small not for profit in the world of cancer. We provide many services: advocacy, patient navigation, education, financial support, education and more…



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