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Ecmín Z. Otero Padró's story

Ecmín-Otero[13]

Susurros del Cáncer de Ovario, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was born on January 1, 2014 from the initiative of Ecmín Z. Otero Padró, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on May, 2013 when she was only 33 years old. Ecmín has responded very well to her treatment and is now in remission. During her treatment, Ecmín discovered that in Puerto Rico didn’t exist an organization dedicated to inform specifically about ovarian cancer and to help women with this cancer to pay for their treatment. She also discovered that in the general population of Puerto Rico there is a huge lack of knowledge about this cancer. Ecmín met people that did not even know that this cancer exists and women that did not know that the PAP test does not detect ovarian cancer. Ecmín decided to do something positive about her experience, so she created this organization, with the help of her husband, to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and help save the lives of more women.

For media enquiries please contact: cmackay@worldovariancancercoalition.

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