Like many women, Claudia knew something wasn’t quite right when she began to experience an unusual pain in her pelvic area and excessive sweating while at work. Later in the night, she ended up in the hospital with emergency surgery, … Read more
This article shares important lessons for caregivers, on how to not only support their loved one, but themselves. At The Clearity Foundation, we provide support to women with ovarian cancer and their families. We understand that while taking care … Read more
My name is Barbara Sanders. I’m 65 years old and live in San Diego, California. Today I enjoy all America’s Finest City has to offer including long hikes year-round, reading on the beach and boating with friends. But life wasn’t … Read more
When I was a teenager, I found out that I had Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause cysts on the ovaries, and I would often feel when I had cysts, and when they would … Read more
When I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I made the decision to share my story, not because it was glamorous, but in the hope that I could save a life. In February of 2018, after missing my period, I
We would love to hear from the Clearity Community – patients, caregivers, and loved ones – about your experiences on how you have been affected by ovarian cancer. Sharing your story is a way to promote awareness, connect with people … Read more
By Thomas J. Pier, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, CMF, and Marina Baroff, MPH, MA, FACHE
What if every woman with ovarian cancer had help setting a clear direction through the uncertain landscape of the diagnosis? Imagine these women having access to … Read more
By Sherry B. Hanson
While recovering from ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, I got it into my head that I needed a garden space. My garden represents not only my physical labor, but also my focus, which is on the future.… Read more
Helpful advice from experts and a mom who’s been there twice.
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, processing it is hard, and figuring out how to tell your kids about it just adds to the stress and … Read more
Patients with ovarian cancer who experience disease recurrences can have potentially helpful options from a large array of drugs, each of which can bring on side effects.
Luckily, doctors have a variety of ways to relieve or prevent these discomforts.… Read more
By Kelly Irvin
A second ovarian cancer recurrence in three years prompted this review of lessons learned. If I could go back three and a half years and give advice to my newly diagnosed self, what would I say?
This … Read more
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards
Photo: Diagnosed with terminal metastatic breast cancer, Tori Geib started seeing a palliative care coach in Columbus, Ohio. She says the treatment helped improve the quality of her life. (Matt Vojacek)
When Tori Geib learned she … Read more
By Dr. Leslie Boyd
Ovarian cancer produces the type of tumor that oncologists like to call “chemo-sensitive”—which is pretty good news for anyone diagnosed. Ovarian cancer cells have been shown to respond well to a combination of chemo drugs, which … Read more
My name is Taylor Cochrane, and I am a 35 year old mother, wife, and attorney living in Omaha, NE. On February 2, 2017, I was diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT). It is an … Read more
By Jane Biehl, PhD
Recovering from cancer and its aftermath is like grief; always changing, undulating and rippling like a tide.
Like many people, I was very naïve about how much cancer would change my life. I thought that one … Read more
Most women dread turning 40, not me. The morning of February 9th, 2017, I hopped out of bed and headed off to teach my weekly cycling class. Health and fitness are two of my passions. I’ve been a group fitness … Read more