Q&A with Clearity’s Youngest Supporter, Ally!

January 7, 2019 10:30 am

Meet Ally, Clearity’s youngest supporter!

Hi, my name is Ally W.! I am 12 years old and I live in California. I’m in 7th grade and I am on the cheerleading team for my middle school. I enjoy baking, cheer, … Read more

New Year’s Resolution Motivation For Cancer Survivors

December 31, 2018 5:00 pm

By Barbara Tako

As cancer survivors, we know what we should do to help ourselves stay as healthy as possible, but how do we keep up our motivation to do it?

New Year’s resolutions? How about the resolution to try … Read more

Cancer Patients Deserve Good Sex: “It’s Totally Life-Affirming”

December 29, 2018 7:00 pm

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

An oncologist who advocates for sexual healing says “we neglect the importance of thinking about how people live.”

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your first thought likely isn’t, “How will this affect my sex life?” I … Read more

3 Women on How They’ve Handled the Hardest Parts of Ovarian Cancer

December 17, 2018 5:00 pm

By Claire Gillespie

Hobbies, physical activity, and loved ones all help.

For some women, an ovarian cancer diagnosis comes after a lengthy, frustrating, stressful process, given that many don’t have observable symptoms until the cancer is in a more advanced … Read more

A Survivor’s Guide to Speaking with Cancer Patients

December 13, 2018 5:00 pm

By Brooke Gant

One year ago, I was a healthy 32-year-old woman. Then, with a flurry of medical tests, I became an ovarian cancer patient.

I quickly learned that when you get hit by a difficult disease, you become vulnerable

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Overcoming the Psychological Effects of Ovarian Cancer

December 4, 2018 9:00 am

By Katie Kosko

A new program offers counseling, patient education and vetted referrals to patients and their families.

Whether it’s the person who receives a cancer diagnosis or family members who will watch their loved one go through it all,

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Tackling Cancer Anxiety

November 18, 2018 6:29 pm

By Susan Gubar

No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’

Last year, right before the winter holidays, the nurse practitioner palpating my breast paused and … Read more

Telling People You Have Cancer, and How to Respond As a Loved One

October 19, 2018 5:13 pm

ABC Life / By Liz Keen

Image: ABC presenter Jill Emberson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, and is sharing what it’s like to live with death in sight. (ABC: Anthony Scully)

I was 22 when my mum told … Read more

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

To Test or Not To Test: A Thorny Question in Ovarian Cancer Maintenance

September 19, 2018 9:28 pm

BY Kelly Irvin

I’ve officially entered the twilight zone. No, not the one Rod Serling spoke of on that classic TV show. This is that murky, dark period when the tumor markers associated with ovarian cancer start creeping up. While … Read more

My Stomach Pain Proved To Be Advanced Ovarian Cancer, and I Didn’t Like The Odds.

June 19, 2018 5:37 pm

By: Susan Lisovicz

I’m glad I was lying down when the doctor told me the true cause of my stomach pains.

“Well, you’ve got a tumor” were his first words to me. I had just awakened in a hospital bed … Read more

Webinar: Understanding Immuno-Oncology for Ovarian Cancer

June 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm EST

Join OCRFA and presenter Dr. Dmitriy Zamarin of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for a free live webinar on immuno-oncology, one of the most promising and fastest growing areas of cancer research and … Read more

Quality Of Life Is The Name Of The Game

June 4, 2018 9:01 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

I will never forget in 2008 when my doctor told me, “you have ovarian cancer.” Few words in the English language provoke a stronger reaction of fear and dread than the word cancer. However, there are … Read more

Survivor Helps Women Go Through Ovarian Cancer with Grace

May 1, 2018 6:49 pm

Against the odds, one ovarian cancer survivor instilled healthy habits, joy and hope in to her life – all of which she wants to impart on to other women going through the same journey.

At the 2018 National Ovarian Cancer … Read more

A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally

February 16, 2018 11:59 pm

By: Susan Gubar

Ongoing breakthroughs in cancer care involve personalized medicine, we are often informed. Because every malignancy is unique in terms of its genetics and genomics, one size (or protocol) cannot fit all.

A diagnosis of multiple myeloma, cancer … 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

“Surviving it once, yes. Twice? I don’t know about that”: My Ovarian Cancer Came Back

February 2, 2018 6:32 pm

For many people diagnosed with cancer, the symptoms are obvious. Bumps, lumps and blood where it shouldn’t be are all clear-cut warning signs that something could be wrong.

But for Narell Whitehead, a chance encounter with a TV ad was … Read more