Yvonne’s Ovarian Cancer Story

http://youtu.be/iq-MDKY_5NA Ovarian cancer survivor Yvonne shares her journey with this cancer, from diagnosis to treatment. Her story showcases her strength and determination to not let her cancer prevent her from being a grandmother. Visit http://www.oacancer.com/yvonnes-ovarian-cancer-story/ to learn more. Each year over 22,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The good news is that 50% of women diagnosed with this cancer are surviving more than five years after diagnosis. Yvonne's story shows that this cancer can be overcome, but it's also helping to create more awareness of ovarian cancer and the need for early detection. Please visit http://www.oacancer.com to learn more about personalized cancer treatment or watch more cancer survivor stories at http://www.oacancer.com/oncology-video-center/oncology-associates-patient-stories/. Oncology Associates provides personalized cancer care and treatment at two Omaha clinics as well as at cancer care clinics throughout Nebraska, including Blair, Norfolk and Holdrege. The cancer physicians of Oncology Associates include: * Stephen J. Lemon, MD * Irina E. Popa, MD * Susan Constantino, MD These cancer survivors and patients videos are produced by Dr. Stephen J. Lemon of Oncology Associates to help provide useful cancer information to cancer patients and survivors. Yvonne's Ovarian Cancer Story transcript: "Before you know it you're off to Omaha and you find out you've got ovarian cancer, it knocks you off your foundation. That's the best I can explain because it's such a shock. It was tough, they gave me two really strong chemos. I lost my hair after the first treatment, and I knew it was coming up, they said you might as well shave it. It was right before Christmas, my grandkids were there and they all took turns shaving my hair and it was gone. It's a shock, you know, but you know you're gonna get through it and you just pray that it's gonna be better and you're gonna survive it. I didn't know what to tell them, and before I started to tell them, my oldest granddaughter then was 14 and my grandson was 16. My granddaughter came over, she just lives across the road from me, her and her little brother, they're always at Grandma's, and I told her. I said, “Brooke, Grandma wants to tell you something, and she said “what?” and I said “I have cancer.” She says “I know, Grandma, mom told me.” And I said “but I'm gonna be okay, Brooke,” and she says “I know you will, Grandma, I know you will, you're a fighter.” All the kids knew, their parents all told them and we talked about it openly, and then my youngest little grandkids, they were just wow. Three and one year old, when I first got cancer. When I lost my hair I was scared to have them see me with no hair, so when they came over for Christmas that year I told my daughter, “I'm wearing my wig because I don't want the kids to be scared, seeing me completely bald-headed.” You just have to be positive. I've always been a positive person, always have been. Always been a positive person. So between prayer and being positive that's what done it. I just know it is."