Ovarian Cancer makes up 1.3% of all cancers each year, with an average 5 year survival rate of 46.2% (this is all stages combined). The survival rate has only slightly decreased over the last 40 years when compared to other cancers, mainly due to the lack of advanced screening options and improved treatment options. What if women were more aware of what they needed to be looking for, could more cases be caught in the earlier stages (currently 15% are caught at this stage)?
The average age of a woman diagnosed with this deadly disease is 63 years of age. The percentage of women age 35-44 diagnosed annually is 6.9%.
Hi! I’m Randalynn, mother of two beautiful children and diagnosed at age 36 as one of the 6.9% mentioned above. My outlook on the situation – “I’ve Got This!”. I’m one of the lucky ones, the 15% caught in the earlier stages. And by “lucky”, I mean the word “cured” in my future is a good possibility…doesn’t mean I don’t have a long road ahead of me.
Join me in my journey from start to finish, and beyond. My hope is to help others in my shoes, those who aren’t the typical Ovarian Cancer patient And also to create awareness so women know what to look for – “did you have any symptoms?” is one of the most common questions I get asked. Yes, I did…almost all of them, but I pushed them aside.
I’m ready to Kick Ovarian Cancer’s Ass!!
We are currently about to kick off our annual fundraising efforts for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month – check out our “about us” and “teal ribbon hats” tabs on the menu for more information.