It’s Time to Have the Conversation
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009 and shortly afterwards discovered that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. I learned about Sharsheret when I was researching my options for treatment. As an Ashkenazi Jew*, Sharsheret offered me helpful resources to navigate my journey. The kit for newly diagnosed clients was a wonderful gift that came at a time when I was feeling overwhelmed. Now that I am a 12-year survivor, I have become a peer mentor for other women facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis. This has been a great way for me to give back. I continue to enjoy the webinars that Sharsheret offers and I always know that if I have questions about my survivorship that Sharsheret has a person available to help me.
This video is part of the Conversations About Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Save Lives series by StoryCenter.
*While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.