As some of you know, in the spring of 2017, after many months of extreme fatigue, lower abdominal ache and (often severe) back pain, an ultrasound told Laureen Cushing she had a large (11cm) 'ovarian cystic lesion' on her right ovary and fallopian tube. MRI followed quickly and that told her: malignant ovarian cystic epithelial neoplasm, FIGO stage IIA. Gynecologic Oncology at Juravinski Cancer Centre followed and 4 weeks after the ultrasound, she was in surgery for a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy and omentectomy.
She has healed well and will be followed over the next number of years.
On September 8th, Laureen and her team will again be walking in the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope in Hamilton to support the thousands of women who will have to fight, those that are still fighting, and those that have lost the battle.
An estimated 2,800 Canadian women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019. 1,800 died from the disease.
Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer. Each of these women is central to a family. Every one of these women has people who love her. Just being there to support and honor her means everything. That’s why Laureen and her team are participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
Every dollar raised supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide support, increase awareness, and fund vital research so that we can change the future for the women we love.
Every dollar counts. No donation is too small. Thank you for all your support!