I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Fortunately, my Nurse Practitioner aggressively pursued diagnosis and got treatment for me. The night before my first surgery I saw a poster with the symptoms of ovarian cancer on it. That was the first time that I ever saw a list of these symptoms. I got involved with NOCC-CT in 2011 and have helped with two annual walks/run to raise money. I believe that my state chapter does a wonderful job of getting out the word about the symptoms of ovarian cancer...which is their primary mission. They participate in health fairs, man information booths at local community events, work with medical offices and women's health groups to provide information to women about the symptoms. I was Stage three by the time I was diagnosed. I believe that NOCC will help educate women and girls about the symptoms and their risk, helping to save many lives in the future.
My mother currently battling this devastating disease. I participate in the Pittsburgh chapter walk ever year. Think is a great organization that is not as highly recognized as it should be. Unfortunately some many signs of this disease go unnoticed until its too late and this org makes greats strides to try to create awareness
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has a great network of chapters around the country and a Staff that is dedicated to the mission of education and awareness. The Teal Tote program has been an asset to the newly-diagnosed and also to those ACOS accredited hospitals. The Board of Directors is a dedicated and professional group that have been personally affected by ovarian cancer. I have been involved with NOCC for 10+ years and enjoy every day with the survivors, staff and volunteers!
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This is an awful disease and we need so much help because no one knows the symptoms. I went to five doctors before it even got diagsnoed and then it was too late! Women, wake up this is really really bad. My life is ruined because no one knows about this awful disease. NOCC does not do what is needed and don't waste your time with them. There is this board of people no one knows and they control everything! There was a really good Presdient we liked and and she left. There are so many Presidents like one every year.