Statistically speaking, ovarian cancer is relatively rare: It represents just 1.3 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States each year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). But although its numbers are small, the fear factor for … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
My German maternal grandmother, Matie Frederika Liebe Carolina Block Eilers lived all her life on a farm in Missouri. At age 75, she mowed her yard with a push lawnmower and then drove herself to town where … Read more
Rachel Banov Gould was just 30 years old when she had an abnormal Pap smear, and a series of tests revealed cancerous cells in her cervix. It was February 2011, and she was newly married; she and her husband, Ben, … Read more
Christine Bray, 36, of Northern Virginia, is happy to call herself a cancer survivor. Six years ago, at 30, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, she’s been through myriad treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She’s seen her … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
My husband and I (married 54 years in January) have been through many health crises in our lives together. He has had 3 heart surgeries and now lives with stage 4 kidney disease. I soon will be … Read more
A worldwide effort is under way to find new methods to screen women with no known risk factors for ovarian cancer.The disease is often aggressive and progresses quickly; only 40 percent of women who have it survive more than five … Read more
Brittany Burns, the fiancée of Buffalo Bills linebacker Tony Steward, died Tuesday of ovarian cancer. She was 26, and died less than two months after she began fighting the disease. Ovarian cancer has vague but important symptoms to look for.… Read more
We are very pleased that President Obama called for a new national initiative in cancer research, to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Mr. Biden said he’s looking for … Read more
For the first chunk of her adult life, Peg Ford had plenty of jobs. Secretary for the Toronto Maple Leafs ice-hockey team. Administrative assistant for a mortgage banking company. Freelance public-relations and marketing consultant. Then she was diagnosed with ovarian … Read more
San Diego-based Illumina said Sunday that it’s embarking on a huge, years-long attempt to develop a simple blood test that can detect many types of cancer before a person begins to show signs of the disease.
Most of the work … Read more
President Nixon declared war on cancer declared war on cancer in 1971. In his 2016 State of The Union Address, President Obama set a goal of curing cancer.
Nixon’s war on cancer produced major progress, but cancer is still with … Read more
Most experts believe that one important element of Vice President Biden’s cancer “moonshot” has to be a major database that researchers and clinicians can access to help them develop new therapies or treat patients.
Both the American Society of Clinical … Read more
It can be frightening to think about the future. People diagnosed with cancer may wonder whether they even have a future—and if so, how long it might last. Many with cancer say they are unwilling to buy a new coat … Read more
At 20 years old, Cristalle Wang has endured what most grown women might never experience in their lifetime. Diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer when she was just 15, Ms Wang was given five months to live.
“When the doctor … Read more
When Erin Barrett was 36 weeks pregnant, she woke one night feeling incredibly ill. After trips to the emergency room and a hospital stay, her doctors scheduled an ultrasound and discovered a surprise.
Nestled behind her ribs was a mass … Read more
The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair, Dr. Beth Karlan of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Program Project Development Award. She submitted her work on the ‘Co-Evolution of … Read more
Mary Pazdur had exhausted the usual drugs for ovarian cancer, and with her tumors growing and her condition deteriorating, her last hope seemed to be an experimental compound that had yet to be approved by federal regulators.
So she appealed … Read more
What have you learned about ovarian cancer? In this webinar, presented by Mayo clinic cancer specialists, there is a discussion about the signs and symptoms that would women and those close to them should know about.
Gynecologic cancer specialists Jamie … Read more
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a new beginning” – T.S. Elliot
As 2015 recedes and 2016 spreads before us, each of … Read more
A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday.
The findings come from a 14-year study of … Read more