“I’m currently battling my fifth occurence of ovarian cancer in seven years, and my fourth round of chemotherapy in five years. In 2007, when I was 42, I started having abdominal pain and discomfort. I’m a speech pathologist and had been working for years in hospitals with people recovering from illness and injury, so I knew it was important to get symptoms checked out.
At first doctors thought I had irritable bowel syndrome, then they tested me for other commonly occuring issues, but everything came back clear. It became more and more frustrating – I knew that