Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, died of ovarian cancer recently.
Perhaps because she was relatively famous more women will be aware of OVCA and fewer will have to go through this ordeal.
But really, right this second, when I think about ovarian cancer I am filled with a mixture of anger and fatigue.
So many great women, being consumed by this terrible disease.
I am sad and furious and exhausted.
And sometimes terrified.
And, so far, I am one of the luckier ones.
It’s all a bit much to make sense of.
This entry was posted on Monday, March 20th, 2006
The beginnings of some cheery news on the vaccine front….
Immune cells taken from healthy volunteers were five times as likely to recognise dead ovarian cancer cells that had been killed with bleach, compared with cells that had been killed by heat or acid.