Patients With Cancer Deserve Respect, Civility and a Voice in Their Treatment

October 6, 2021 12:00 am

By Kelly Irvin

Health care isn’t something that is done to you. You participate in it. You’re part of the team. If your team is letting you down, say so. If they don’t do better, consider seeking health care providers Read more

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Explained as Woman Diagnosed Thanks to Small Navel Growth

September 28, 2021 12:00 am

By Aatif Sulleyman

A woman is raising awareness of ovarian cancer and how difficult it can be to detect, having been diagnosed with the illness by a dermatologist who removed a small growth from her navel.

Despite being aware of … Read more

What to Know About Telehealth for Ovarian Cancer

April 2, 2021 1:30 am

Ovarian cancer is a serious gynecologic cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.1 To minimize the risk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission while … Read more

Recent Chemotherapy or Immunotherapy for Gynecologic Cancer Does Not Raise Risk of Death Due to COVID-19

March 21, 2021 4:00 pm

Although some studies show that patients with cancer have a greater risk of health complications from COVID-19, a new study has found that recent chemotherapy or immunotherapy for gynecologic cancer does not raise the risk of hospitalization or death due … Read more

How Biomarker Testing May Help Women Battling Ovarian Cancer

February 18, 2021 6:00 pm

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. But the more you know about your specific situation, the better.

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Every year, more than 21,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In about half of

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Common Genetic Test Often Wrong When Identifying Rare Disease-Causing Variants Such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, Study Says

February 16, 2021 10:00 am

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN

A genetic test used to detect common traits many people share is not reliable in identifying rare disease-causing variations, such as those that can predict breast and ovarian cancer, a new study has found.

The SNP … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer

January 15, 2021 6:00 pm

On December 17, 2020, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Infectious Diseases Society of America held a “COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer” webinar to discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and to provide expert opinion on its use … Read more

Proper Staging of Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer Before Treatment Provides Critical Information for Potentially Improved Outcomes

January 5, 2021 6:00 am

A gynecologic oncology expert from the University of California, Davis reviewed early-stage ovarian cancer and the importance of knowing what options are available before, during and after treatment.

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Although patients diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer can … Read more

The Stressful Conclusion of a Clinical Trial

November 9, 2020 9:00 am

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When I learned this summer that the clinical trial of the cancer drug that seems to be keeping me alive had unexpectedly shut down, I discovered the murky rules governing drug trials and the stressful confusion they … Read more

Most Cancer Patients Would Join a Clinical Trial if Offered the Chance

October 20, 2020 4:00 pm

By Anne Harding

New findings debunk the conventional wisdom that Black cancer patients are less likely to agree to participate in clinical trials.

Overall, 55% of patients offered trial participation agreed to enroll, and white and Black patients agreed to … Read more

FDA Grants Expanded Access Program to Ulixertinib for MAPK Pathway Aberrant Cancer

September 29, 2020 3:00 pm

By Matthew Fowler

xCures recently announced that the FDA granted its IND immediate Expanded Access Program for the ERK inhibitor ulixertinib to treat patients with MAPK pathway aberrant cancer.

The FDA granted the investigational new drug application for the ERK

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If You Feel Something, Say Something

July 28, 2020 5:00 pm

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

Certain Recurring Symptoms May Be Linked to Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2020 2:00 pm

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

Ovarian Cancer Symptom: General Discomfort In This Body Part Could Be A Warning Sign

February 16, 2020 10:00 am

By Divya Ramaswamy

Key Points

  • >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

Searching for Cancer Information: Go Ahead and ‘Google It’

October 2, 2019 6:00 pm

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

New Name for Breast-Cancer Syndrome Could Help to Save Lives

July 3, 2019 6:00 pm

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

A Glossary of Cancer Terms for Patients

June 24, 2019 6:00 pm

By Andrea S. Blevins Primeau, PhD, MBA

Many complex terms and numerous abbreviations are used in the field of oncology. Many patients likely do not fully understand these terms, whether they hear them during their oncology visits or when reading … Read more

The CA125 Blood Test: Your Questions Answered

June 10, 2019 5:00 pm

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

‘This terrible disease’: Ovarian cancer is deadly, but new tests, treatments start to emerge

May 18, 2019 5:00 pm

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