Having Ovarian Cancer Is Like Performing in a Circus

December 2, 2015 7:15 pm

Imagine having no symptoms other than 2 tiny spots of postmenopausal bleeding a month apart. I called my gynecologist, who ordered a vaginal ultrasound, and I was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer (meaning it had spread outside the abdominal … Read more

Knowing About Ovarian Cancer May Save Your Life!

December 1, 2015 8:03 pm

Suppose the mammography had never been invented—how much would we know today about breast cancer? Without it, how many more women might have died from breast cancer? Unlike mammography, no routine test, such as a Pap smear, can yet detect … Read more

What I’m Grateful For, Thanksgiving 2015

November 24, 2015 10:51 pm

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Annette McElhiney, ovarian cancer survivor and advocate, has much to be thankful for this year and every year. She wrote a post for the Clearity Portal. Read an excerpt below.

I’m grateful to … Read more

Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

October 30, 2015 11:00 am

Deborah Denehy received chemotherapy directly to her abdomen to treat ovarian cancer, a treatment that remains underused in the United States. Credit Shiho Fukada for The New York Times.

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step … Read more

A Heart to Heart Community for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

October 17, 2015 11:00 am

Welcome to my Heart to Heart blog designed in the Clearity Portal to provide ovarian cancer survivors with a “cozy space” where we know we will be welcomed and supported.

I’ve been an ovarian cancer survivor for 7 years. I’ve … Read more