Community Advocates

In order to stay up to date on latest treatments, drug discovery, clinical studies and how to cope with advanced ovarian cancer every day, AdvancedOvarianCancer.net brings you frequent articles, points of view and advice from leading patient advocates and experts.

Current advocates

Vick Campana

At the age of 37 while trying to start a family, Vicki was diagnosed with stage 3A Granulosa Cell Tumor (GCT) Ovarian Cancer. Since that time she has become a true advocate for her own health, as well as helping to empower fellow survivors and thrivers in the cancer community. Read more.

Leya Elijah

Leya Elijah is a 43-year-old cancer advocate, plus-size model and founder of This Is What A Fighter Looks Like. A charity established to create unique opportunities, events, moments, and experiences for female cancer survivors of all ages. Read more.

Cheyenne England

Cheyenne England is a survivor of stage 3c high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer. After her mother had breast cancer in 2005 and her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Cheyenne received genetic testing to learn she was positive for the BRCA-1 mutation, which increased her chances for not only breast cancer but also ovarian cancer. Read more.

Ruth Ann Ornstein

Ruth Ann was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, Stage 2C in August of 2013. She was diagnosed at 47 years old and at that time her children were 14 and 17 years old. Unfortunately, she was exhibiting symptoms but it took a severe stomach ache to land her into the doctor's office. Read more.

Julie Salazar

Julie was diagnosed with ovarian and endometrial cancer during a global pandemic. She was extremely fortunate that her cancer presented with a vast amount of blood clots in both lungs. Her subtype of endometroid ovarian and endometrial cancer likes to produce blood clots. Otherwise, she never would have known that she was ill. Read more.

Catherin Saoud

Catherine Saoud is a 23 year old ovarian cancer survivor and advocate. Catherine grew up in La Plata, MD and is a proud graduate of Georgetown University. She moved to Chicago, IL to pursue her master’s in social work at the University of Chicago. She began experiencing multiple symptoms associated with ovarian cancer in March of 2020. Read more.

Randalynn Vasel

Life after hearing these words is forever changed in numerous ways – it begins with surgeries, treatment, and wrapping your arms around everything that is happening, all the while wondering how could she not have known so many things about ovarian cancer. Read more.

ShaRhonda Wise

ShaRhonda was diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer called Mucinous Ovarian Carcinoma in May 2020 at the age of 30. She underwent a total hysterectomy, six rounds of chemotherapy, and a HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) procedure. Read more.

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