Delays In Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Mean 1 In 5 Patients Too Ill To Receive Treatment

December 21, 2018 6:00 pm

By Rachel Moss

One in five ovarian cancer patients is too ill to treat by the time she receives her diagnosis, according to new data.

The charity Target Ovarian Cancer warned that delays in diagnosis are common and leave too … Read more

What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

November 24, 2018 7:20 pm

By Blake Bakkila

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she “totally ignored everything.” 

Hannah Pyper had … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Screening Isn’t as Simple as Getting an Ultrasound

October 26, 2018 7:26 pm

By Korin Miller

In fact, there’s no reliable screening test, period.

Ovarian cancer is one of those diseases you probably assume you’re being screened for when you go to your well-woman exams, but that’s not really the case. Ovarian cancer … Read more

Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Delayed by Woeful Lack of Awareness

October 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Most comprehensive survey of women with ovarian cancer ever undertaken suggests raising awareness of the disease could improve outcomes for women.

A global study of women with ovarian cancer has found that two thirds of women had never heard of … Read more

Squelching Ovarian Cancer: The Not-So-Silent Killer

September 17, 2018 12:08 am

By Diane Mapes

Despite its long-standing nickname, ovarian cancer isn’t really a silent killer. There are symptoms; it’s just that they whisper or are commonly mistaken for something else, like aging or irritable bowel syndrome. As a result of this

Read more

Newly Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer? Take a Breath, Then Follow These Steps

July 17, 2018 2:30 am
BY Jason Harris
The first thing a woman should do after receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, according to Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, M.D., M.P.H., is nothing. At least not right away.

“You feel lost and confused, and everybody is going

Read more

Genetic Screening Can Inform Women of Their Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks

July 6, 2018 7:21 pm

One of the most unsettling aspects of cancer is the unknown.

There is the unknown of what is in store for you if you receive a diagnosis of cancer. But on a larger scale, we all

Read more

Report: Ovarian Cancer Rates Continue to Decrease

June 6, 2018 5:30 pm

A new report from the American Cancer Society finds rates of ovarian cancer have declined by 29% between 1985 and 2014. Ovarian cancer deaths have declined 33% between 1976 and 2015. The report, Ovarian Cancer Statistics, 2018, was published … Read more

With Cancer, Timing Is Everything

January 8, 2018 10:41 pm

I had a family member who was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer 20 years ago and died of the disease at the age of 47. Even though her symptoms appeared a year before her diagnosis with abdominal bloating, indigestion, … Read more

3 Ovarian Cancer Organizations Empowering Women

October 11, 2017 6:01 pm

More than 22,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. As Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we believe in recognizing ovarian cancer organizations and advocates fighting to make a difference.

We’ve highlighted ovarian cancer organizations … Read more

The Crisis in Gynecological Cancer Research

September 18, 2017 7:39 pm

By: Susan Gubar

As an ovarian cancer patient whose life is being extended by a clinical trial, I was delighted to learn this summer that research on gynecological cancers is undergoing an unusually productive period. But I’m dismayed that at … Read more

Cancer Patients Struggle to Understand Clinical Trials

September 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Cancer patients struggle to understand what is involved in a clinical trial, even when they have participated in them. In a survey of 1090 adult cancer patients, more than half did not understand the concepts of clinical equipoise or randomization.… Read more

Unmasking a Silent Killer: Ovarian Cancer

September 4, 2017 3:48 am

By: Yadira Galindo

After spending 35 years as a community college counselor, Jo-Anne Lesser retired and was looking forward to traveling with her husband, Norman. Her plans were derailed when abdominal pains had her doubled over in agony.

For seven … Read more

Roadblocks to Advancing Treatment of Rare Ovarian Cancers

July 26, 2017 4:37 pm

It is difficult for advances to be made in rare cancers because there are fewer patients. This makes it more challenging to conduct clinical trials for these diseases. Rare ovarian cancers are no exception to this.

In an interview with … Read more

The Unbearably Slow Adoption of Genetic Cancer Tests

July 12, 2016 5:29 pm

Over the past 20 years, Nazneen Rahman has identified a steady stream of genes that influence the risk of breast, ovarian, and childhood cancers—work that has earned her scientific, popular, and even royal acclaim. But her latest accomplishment, and one … Read more

Ovarian Cancer and Talc: Did Junk Science Cost Johnson & Johnson?

May 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it’s been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women’s ovarian cancers. The … Read more

Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial

April 13, 2016 6:14 pm

Clinical trials may be a good treatment option for some patients with cancer, but these trials can be difficult to understand. Dr. Susan Gubar, a retired professor of English at Indiana University and author of Memoir of a Debulked Woman, Read more

Why Are Many Women At Risk of Ovarian Cancer Not Aware Of It?

November 2, 2015 11:00 am

The statistics for ovarian cancer are frightening. Whereas early detection tests for breast cancer are relatively commonplace, 75-85% of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed only at a late stage, when the cancer has spread and prognosis is poor.

More … Read more