Patient Video - Shirley’s story: What advice do you have for other patients on their journey with ovarian cancer?
Shirley shares her experiences and advice for other people on their journey with ovarian cancer. She emphasizes the importance of having a healthcare team you can trust, and having a caregiver join you at medical appointments to take notes. Shirley's 11 years with ovarian cancer have been a long and hard battle, but she will always keep fighting. Participating in a peer support program has helped her immensely and she encourages others to join support programs for connection with like-minded people.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc., Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
This website is part of the Animated Patient® series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.