Several types of cancer that aren't often talked about are known as silent killers.
One eastern kentucky teacher is breaking that silence and winning her battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Carolyn Gibson has been teaching art at Knott County Central High School for twenty nine years and now she appreciates everyday a little more.
Carolyn is a cancer survivor who chose to continue teaching throughout months of chemotherapy.
"When I go in the classroom like I am now it's not just to teach my subject matter which is a lot of fun art but it's to try to teach life and how I've survived and hopefully this will give them some life skills," Gibson said.
While she was teaching them, they were also encouraging her.
She says this experience has taught her many lessons and one of the most important being regular checkups.
"It's so much better to use preventative measures than to have to go through the chemotherapy, lose your hair, thank god mine's coming back but there's just no reason to let it go and I would encourage every woman do it now," Gibson said.
She says it's very important for every man and women to have regular checkups every year.
"If you do what the doctor's ask you to do and you put your faith in Christ I feel that's what I did anyway that you still have a point and purpose for being on this earth until god takes the breath from you make the most of it," Gibson said.
She says make sure you appreciate every minute of every day.
For more information about Ovarian Cancer screening programs in your area you can call 1-800-766-8279.