Supporters of contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp, whose first wife, Melissa, died of ovarian cancer at age 21, are buzzing over the newly released trailer for “I Still Believe.” The story of the couple’s love and Camp’s struggles with her death, which occurred just four months into their marriage, stars Gary Sinise, Shania Twain, Britt Robertson and K.J. Apa.
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I Still Believe is a song that God gave me as a gift to heal me and I believe that God can use it to heal many people. I can’t wait for the world to see this movie! I Still Believe will be in theaters on 3.13.20 ???? @istillbelieve @kjapa @brittlrobertson #IStillBelieve,
Fans are thrilled about the upcoming film.
— ❄️ Miranda ❄️ (@mdawn37) January 14, 2020
It definitely seems tissues will be needed.
I still Believe I will cry when I see this movie. Which is why I can’t decide if I want to cry at the Movie Theater Or at Home. But Regradless I think it will be a beautiful movie of Jeremy’s Faithfulness and Testimony To God. #IStillBelieve https://t.co/F7BFescFPr
— Courtney Marie (@courtneym727) January 15, 2020
Camp and Melissa met at a worship service in San Diego, according to a report on CBN. Before they even had thoughts of an engagement, Melissa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and underwent chemotherapy. Very much in love, they married in October of 2000.
“We didn’t know what would happen,” Camp told Fox News. “As we got married things were looking better. But after the honeymoon they ran some tests and we were told the cancer had returned and spread. I dropped to my knees and cried.” Camp was 23.
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But from suffering, Camp told CBN, he found joy. “Do not lose heart, because our affliction is just momentary and what He is preparing for us, what He has in store for us, it will blow us away,” he said.
Camp, now 43, remarried. He and his wife, recording artist Adrienne Camp, have two daughters and run a thriving ministry.
According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer mainly develops in older women, with half of the women diagnosed at 63 or older. The disease ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women.
Despite ovarian cancer’s reputation for being a devastating disease, when it’s detected early enough, it has a better than 90% cure rate. The problem is, it’s not an easy disease to diagnose, especially in its nascent stages, so only 20% of cases are caught early on.
Symptoms and Warning Signs
“We don’t have a good screening method, but if you have symptoms, it’s very important that you go to your physician because there might be an opportunity that we can detect it when it’s still early stage,” says Dr. Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain, a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain on symptoms and warning signs.
“It’s very important that patients are not afraid to ask questions to their physicians. Because the sooner we can diagnose the cancer, the better that prognosis.”