Recognizing Joanne’s Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

A prostate cancer survivor explains his regret over not pushing his sister to visit the doctor as soon as she showed concerning symptoms, which were eventually revealed to be the stage 4 ovarian cancer that took her life.

I wrote an article to honour the memory of my sister Joanne who died from ovarian cancer at the age of 56. She was my best friend, and I miss her deeply. I’m grateful for our time together, and I find comfort in the memories. Although, I can’t help but think that she could still be with me if I had recognized her symptoms earlier.

To read the article, please visit Recognizing Joanne’s Ovarian Cancer Symptoms.

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2 comments on “Recognizing Joanne’s Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

  1. This is incredibly sad Gogs. Please don’t blame yourself. The point is you both took it in hand once it was confirmed. You express such love and adoration for your sister. Thank you for sharing how ‘silent’ Ovarian cancer can be. It also sadly claimed the life of my grandmother.

    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. Cancer can be such a silent killer. I miss my sister so much, but I’m grateful for our time together and the many beautiful memories we created. And it’s heartwarming to know others are reading as it helps keep the memories alive.

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