Attachment Insecurity and Depression, Anxiety in Ovarian Cancer Patient Partner-Caregivers

September 24, 2021 12:00 am

By Jessica Nye, PhD

A cross-sectional study found that caregivers of patients with ovarian cancer were experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety which were affected by attachment avoidance. These findings were published in Current Oncology.

Caregivers are an important … Read more

Luci Berardi: Writing a New Chapter on Ovarian Cancer

April 15, 2021 10:30 am

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

Kristen’s Story: Holding On to Hope

March 25, 2021 3:00 pm

October of 2019, I had my initial tumor removal via an oophorectomy. My oncologist was extremely empathetic and insisted that all measures would be taken to preserve my fertility given my age. However, on November 13, 2019, three weeks following … Read more

Clearity Caregiver’s Week – Denise and Michelle’s Story

February 21, 2021 6:00 pm

Eleven years ago, my wife and I had the rug pulled out from under us. Michelle was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and we were thrust into a new, alien world—Michelle as patient, and me as caregiver—a role I frankly wasn’t … Read more

Clearity Caregiver’s Week: Laurie and Jason’s Story

February 18, 2021 2:00 am

When diagnosed, there’s so much to deal with. After years of warning signs and my primary care doctor treating me for a myriad of medical issues, I presented with excruciating torso and belly pain, a distended stomach & difficulty breathing … Read more

Claudia’s Story: Clearity Was My Rock!

November 23, 2020 5:54 pm

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

‘We Have a Job to Do’: Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Carry on With Clinical Trials During Covid-19

June 17, 2020 5:00 pm

By Elizabeth Cooney

Cancer isn’t waiting for Covid-19 to go away. Neither is Karen Howley.

Diagnosed two years ago with advanced ovarian cancer, Howley started on a new experimental drug in mid-March, just as coronavirus case counts were soaring in … Read more

Recognizing the Complexities of Caregiving

May 27, 2020 4:00 pm

This article touches on the complexities that come with being a caregiver to someone battling cancer, as well as the importance of support, not only for the person they are caring for, but for themselves. Our Steps Through OC programRead more

Oncology Massage Therapy Shows Promise for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

February 10, 2020 10:00 am

By Kate O’Rourke

San Francisco—Results from a pilot study evaluating two treatment schedules of a standardized Swedish massage technique to treat chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) showed that both massage two and three times per week could reduce CIPN-related symptoms. The … Read more

Overcoming Appointment Anxiety

December 27, 2019 5:00 pm

This article discusses the anxiety that often surrounds routine appointments, as well as daily life, after a cancer diagnosis. Steps Through OC offers free, professional ovarian cancer counseling for women, families and caregivers coping with ovarian cancer. Our goal is Read more

Claudia’s Story: Clearity Changed My Journey

November 26, 2019 6:00 am

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

The Important Lessons Learned from Cancer Caregivers

November 22, 2019 12:00 pm

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

Barbara’s Story: Clearity Can Be our Home Away from Home

November 19, 2019 6:00 am

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

Alexis’ Story: Live Your Best Life

November 12, 2019 8:00 am

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

Queency’s Story: Ovarian Cancer Never Crossed My Mind

November 5, 2019 8:00 am

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

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Say Something To Your Friend With Cancer

October 26, 2019 4:00 pm

By Martha Carlson

A single question acknowledging someone else’s experience can lift the heavy feeling of cancer isolation.

I’ve written before that, for me at least, there are really only two things that need to be said to someone with … Read more

How Has Cancer Changed the Way Patients Live Their Lives?

October 5, 2019 5:00 pm

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

Steps Through OC: Early Findings From a National Pilot Delivering Virtual, Individualized Psychosocial Support to Ovarian Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

September 8, 2019 5:00 pm

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

I’m Addicted to Anxiety: Facing Cancer Fears Head-on

August 14, 2019 6:00 pm

This article discusses the anxiety that often surrounds a cancer diagnosis and the importance of seeking professional help. Steps Through OC offers free, professional ovarian cancer counseling for women, families and caregivers coping with ovarian cancer. Our goal is to Read more