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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What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

November 24, 2018 7:20 pm

By Blake Bakkila

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she “totally ignored everything.” 

Hannah Pyper had … 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

An Introduction To Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018

August 31, 2018 6:25 pm

By: Dr. Laura Shawver, Founder of The Clearity Foundation

Whenever I talk with someone that just received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, it brings back the feelings that I had when I heard the words, “you have ovarian cancer.” I can … Read more

Newly Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer? Take a Breath, Then Follow These Steps

July 17, 2018 2:30 am
BY Jason Harris
The first thing a woman should do after receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, according to Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, M.D., M.P.H., is nothing. At least not right away.

“You feel lost and confused, and everybody is going

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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

“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

Foundation For Women’s Cancer Fights To End Clinical Trial Crisis

January 10, 2018 6:36 pm

When Wendy Ericsson learned she had uterine cancer in December 2012 she went looking for information, but didn’t find much out there about her disease.

Through her doctor, she was directed to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC).

“There’s a … Read more