Sarena Perez is a stage III ovarian cancer survivor who is considered medically “cured” since being cancer free for 5 years. While going through treatment, Sarena started her own support group for women in her area under the age of 40 also fighting cancer. She is a full time student hoping to transfer to UC Berkeley in the spring of 2020 to complete her baccalaureate in psychology. She hopes one day to become a therapist who serves the AYA cancer population. Sarena is passionate about educating women about their cancer risk and in her free time enjoys traveling the world and hanging out with her long-haired dachshund, Pierre. Sarena is based out of Oakland, CA.
The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free ovarian and breast health education workshops.