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
By Sherry B. Hanson
While recovering from ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, I got it into my head that I needed a garden space. My garden represents not only my physical labor, but also my focus, which is on the future.… Read more
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
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 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
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
In women with a recent ovarian cancer diagnosis, decreased anxiety was found to be associated with better regulated cortisol profiles, according to a new study. Those with early life adversity and other factors associated with anxiety had sustained anxiety and … Read more
By: Kristie Kahl
After a cancer diagnosis and treatment, one may question when they will actually start to feel “normal” again, whatever that may be. The Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Lifestyle (OPAL) study set out to help women with ovarian … Read more
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
By: Susan Gubar
Toward the end of another unexpected year of existence, outliving a poor prognosis of late-stage cancer rouses me in the dark. Such an awakening is quite different from the fretful insomnia that accompanied the dire diagnosis. Especially … Read more