Blake Motley Watts's Fundraising Page

M. D. Anderson's Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Sprint for Life 5K Run & Walk


Training buddies UT Houston Medical School

Blake Motley Watts's Fundraising Page

In June 2004 at the age of 23, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

I had a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy (the surgical removal of an ovary and fallopian tube on the same side). My tumor turned out to be a type of germ cell tumor called a grade two immature teratoma. I had stage one cancer, meaning that I was lucky - it was well contained and had not spread.

I completed nine weeks of chemotherapy, a regimen of BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, and platinum). I had excellent care from Dr. Bruce Fine and his office, the staff at Medical City Dallas, and my wonderful family and friends.

Almost five years later, I am healthy and still cancer free!  My experience reignited my interest in medicine, and now I am pursuing my M.D.  Remarkably, my husband and I have a beautiful, perfectly healthy two-year-old girl.  

I will be walking with my UT Houston medical school class on May 9, 2009.  Today I am well thanks to the research supported by programs like this one. I, and thousands of others, thank you for visiting my page.

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