How Sherene Became an Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Sherene is an ovarian cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in 2014 after getting a second opinion for her PCOS. She felt the doctor she was seeing at the time didn’t take her concerns about her symptoms seriously. When she saw a new doctor she mentioned her symptoms again. This time the doctor recommended an ultrasound.
During the ultrasound they identified a mass. Sherene had just graduated from college and didn’t fit the demographics of the women who usually develop ovarian cancer, so her doctor wanted to keep an eye on the mass. It would have been easy for her to sweep it under the rug, but her doctor followed up, and Sherene kept all of her appointments.
Sherene lost one of her ovaries, but they caught the cancer early. After completing her treatment, including chemotherapy, Sherene is cancer-free. Sherene sticks to her follow-up appointments to make sure she remains healthy.
Sherene’s Take Home Message
Sherene’s biggest message? Listen to your body! If you think something isn’t right, talk to your doctor. It’s okay to get a second opinion, especially if you think you aren’t being heard.
Now Sherene is dedicated to spreading the message about ovarian cancer. Every year she participates in the Teal Trot 5k in Atlanta. She raises money and awareness and has fun in the park with her friends and family.
Learn more or help Sherene on her mission to spread awareness by visiting the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance site.