The Power of Friendship: Lessons Learned About the Journeys of My Wife and Other Superheroes

September 30, 2018 4:57 pm

By Doug Wendt

The cancer journey is always overwhelming. No human can come away from the experience unscathed. You begin with a symptom here, a sign there, or maybe something appears on a routine checkup or in imaging. Suddenly, the … Read more

Living With Ovarian Cancer as a Chronic Disease, and Celebrating Milestones

February 9, 2018 8:33 pm

Whenever Joan Janssen meets fellow ovarian cancer patients, she shares words of wisdom that she’s gained from seven years of living with the disease. “This is a recurring disease; don’t be stunned if it comes back,” she tells them. “You … Read more

2 Ovarian Cancer Survivors, 1 Shared Passion

November 13, 2017 7:27 pm

Anne Hermiller and Sarah Ludinich experienced ovarian cancer at different stages in life. What’s similar is their passion for making other women more aware of the disease and its effects.

Hermiller, of Findlay, learned she had cancer in 2014. “I … Read more

Family Helped Ovarian Cancer Survivor Persist

October 25, 2017 6:25 pm

Anne Cope was never alone.

As the 66-year-old endured chemotherapy while she battled ovarian cancer, she could count on one thing: her children would be there by her side.

Her husband, Nick Milonas, has serious health issues, which prevented him … Read more

Putting Fear of Recurrence Aside by Living Passionately

October 3, 2017 8:45 pm

One of the biggest challenges for cancer survivors can be simply not thinking about their cancer once they’ve tamed the beast and been declared cancer-free. As an ovarian cancer patient, I’d venture to speculate that it’s even harder for those … Read more

Give Cancer Patients a Break on Student Loans

September 25, 2017 9:26 pm

By: Rebecca J. Ritzel

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for proposing a long list of cuts to higher education programs. Congress must mull those potentially traumatic trims while reauthorizing standard financing for students and colleges, but there’s … 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

Choice of Words Are Important for Cancer Ninjas

August 14, 2017 9:22 pm

By: Kelly Irvin

I’m a life-long writer with a degree in journalism, 40 years of nonfiction writing experience, 12 published novels and three novellas to my name. Words are of paramount importance to me. They are powerful weapons mightier than … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Won’t Stop This 14-Year-Old Athlete

June 23, 2017 9:27 pm

The life of an athletic 14-year-old girl: school, track practice, gymnastics meets. Cancer wasn’t on Kylee Yarnell’s radar until her ovary ruptured while she was practicing on the bars one evening.

“It’s not usual for her to hurt,” said her … Read more

When Your Personal War on Cancer Is Exhausting

June 15, 2017 3:46 pm

By: Susan Gubar

Because ovarian cancer initiated a stealthy assault before I discovered it, it seems the clear aggressor, and I the injured party. Yet as my physicians use their weapons to counterattack, collateral damages mount. Fatigue envelops me.

Sometimes … Read more