Have you ever had a doctor roll his or her eyes or give you the brushoff after mentioning a health concern? If you’re like many women, it may not have been your imagination. As more and more research comes out … Read more
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis.
By Ryan McDonald
Data from a … Read more
By Divya Ramaswamy
- >21,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year
- Only 19% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an early stage
- General abdominal discomfort could be an early warning sign
With more than 21,000 American … Read more
With so much information at your fingertips, we understand how difficult it can be to find trustworthy, lay friendly sources that are relevant to you and your specific ovarian cancer journey. The Clearity Foundation exists to help women find credible … Read more
By Colin C. Pritchard
People of all sexes can have risk genes that are often assumed to affect only women. Renaming the syndrome should aid cancer prevention and treatment, argues Colin C. Pritchard.
I recently had a conversation with my … Read more
What is a CA125 blood test?
CA125 is a protein that both men and women have in their blood. The normal level of this is 35 units per millilitre (U/mL), or lower.
A CA125 blood test is used to check … Read more
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards
Photo: Liz Laats with husband Andy Laats and their three children. She died three years ago of ovarian cancer. The San Diego resident had suffered through 88 rounds of chemotherapy during 10 treatment regimens over six … Read more
By Julia Karow
A study led by researchers at Invitae has found that 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer BRCA test, which tests for three common variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and is authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration, misses … Read more
By Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Women with this disease are living longer, despite common recurrence.
When Luci Berardi received a stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis in October 2010, she did not want to know her chances of survival. The physician told … Read more
By Kelly Irvin
Did we bring this scary, painful, financially draining monster into our lives by eating too many cookies and not doing enough jumping jacks? We need a reliable diagnostic screening tool for ovarian cancer and we need it … Read more
By Brielle Benyon
Financial distress puts a major burden on patients with cancer and their families. And while there are numerous resources that clinicians can share with their patients to help with co-pays and other money-related issues, they are not … Read more
By Katie Kosko and Jessica Skarzynski
The importance of teamwork between patients and their caregivers was a common theme at the second annual Ovarian Cancer Heroes event held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A cancer diagnosis can be a very lonely thing. … Read more
By Michael Murray
There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late.
When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if there is a period when something could be done, then … Read more
By Anubhuti Matta
Nine months — that’s how long Shradha Gupta, 51, waited for an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
“I had a terrible pain in the pelvic region, felt bloated all the time, but the gynecologist kept asking me to wait … Read more