Episode 189 Ovarian Cancer with Michele Collins
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Date: September 30, 2019
After her own struggles with ovarian cancer, Michele Collins became an advocate to raise awareness for this disease. Although considered rare, over 22, 000 women are diagnosed every year, and more than half of them die. Through connections, awareness and advocacy, Michele is aiming to teach women the signs and symptoms of this disease so they can obtain and early diagnosis and hopefully reduce the mortality rate. Through www.sharecancersuppodrt.org women can find support, information and the latest research.
Michele is a mom of two teens, school psychologist, kitten fosterer & advocate for ovarian cancer awareness & research. She was diagnosed at age 39 with Stage 2B High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. She did not have any risk factors or genetic mutations. After a radical hysterectomy & six cycles of chemo at MSK, she’s been in remission for the last four years. Michele volunteers with SHARE’s Pink and Teal program, giving talks about ovarian cancer and advocacy at corporate workplaces.