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Mother Continuing to Thrive, Cancer-Free

I am so incredibly proud to say that my mom is continuing to thrive, cancer-free. The words still seem foreign to me—‘cancer’ still pulls my heart to my throat, but then it’s the ‘free’ that really catches my breath. It makes me believe in the healing power of love, positivity, and honestly—medicine. My mom, Terry, […]

Posted: September 27, 2021 | View More »

A Daughter Shares Hope

Our beautiful, amazing, fearlessly strong mother, Terry, was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma on July 18, 2018, at the age of 59. It was a shock to everyone, including her healthcare team.   The first, or really, the most apparent symptom was a persistent pelvic pressure. A pelvic ultrasound revealed several masses on both ovaries and […]

Posted: December 16, 2019 | View More »

Are You a Candidate for Cold Caps?

Hair loss is one of the most challenging side effects of chemotherapy for many patients. Some are opting for the use of cold caps or scalp cooling systems to reduce hair loss.These systems work by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the scalp, reducing the amount of chemotherapy medicine that reaches the hair follicles.   “Cold caps […]

Posted: December 3, 2019 | View More »

Seeking the ‘Holy Grail’ of Curing Cancer

Posted with permission from Healthy Cells Magazine Greater Peoria Metro Area, Illinois, 2017 What goal do two special daughters of Illinois have in common? They desire to find a cure for cancer in their lifetimes. When Peoria native Nancy Goodman Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy Komen, that she would do her best to eradicate […]

Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »

The GCS Project’s First Fundraiser: 2017

Many hands and voices helped pay tribute to the late country singer/songwriter Holly Dunn as more than $40,000.00 was raised at a music and memory-filled event held at BMI Nashville on March 30 to support The GCS Project’s gynecologic carcinosarcoma research at Massachusetts General Hospital. When award-winning Dunn was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma in March […]

Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »