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
This beautifully written piece sheds light on the struggles that caregivers on the cancer journey face after losing their loved one. Caregivers are critical sources of support throughout someone’s cancer journey, but their true strength shines through with how they … Read more
By Barbara Tako
Cancerland is a frightening place to be for days, weeks, months and yes, even years. Turn that worry into something positive; reach out and be kind today and every day forward.
Before cancer survivorship, I know I … Read more
By Kelly Irvin
Rather than revisiting the ghosts of cancer treatments past, I’m focused on using what I’ve learned in three years of active treatment and maintenance for incurable, metastatic cancer.
My three-year cancerversary is quickly approaching. On Jan. 13, … Read more
Luci Berardi had known for three months that something was wrong. As a yoga practitioner and instructor, she was very much in tune with her body, and the changes she was noticing were odd and disconcerting.
First there was the … Read more
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
By Susan Gubar
I’ve been lucky that most of my care is delivered with tenderness, despite the fact that cancer patients are routinely exposed to brutal procedures.
Often I have lain under a sheet on a gurney in a hospital
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