When a loved one is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it has a profound effect on their lives and their families’ lives. As quickly as the patient receives her diagnosis, her family members immediately slip into caregivers’ roles, often without warning … Read more
San Diego’s Teal Women Honored in Historic Gesture in Support of Ovarian Cancer Survivors
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and, in recognition, the County of San Diego Administration Center building will be turning its lights the color teal.… Read more
New “Caring For Her” program facilitates access to clinical trials and psychosocial support services for women with ovarian cancer.
Be The Difference Foundation today announced the launch of its “Caring For Her” program in partnership with Mary Crowley Cancer Research
Have you ever had a doctor roll his or her eyes or give you the brushoff after mentioning a health concern? If you’re like many women, it may not have been your imagination. As more and more research comes out … Read more
By Diana Swift
Population screening found to be cost-effective for higher income countries
Screening entire populations of women for mutations in breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes could prevent hundreds of thousands of cases in the U.S., and millions globally, … Read more
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%.
By Mark Leiser
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results … Read more
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis.
By Ryan McDonald
Data from a … Read more
For years, The Clearity Foundation has emphasized the importance of tumor profiles/blueprints for informing decisions about treatment for ovarian cancer. Yet, genetic and tumor biomarker testing are not universally performed despite evidence that positive results in these tests could suggest … Read more
University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer, a tool that could one day guide and improve treatment options for women diagnosed with the … Read more
By sharing your story with Clearity, you are helping us inspire the people who support us, as well as those that we support. Your stories are truly a gift to us. They help us to educate women who can benefit … Read more
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
By Stand Up To Cancer
Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don’t get tested. A collaborative Stand Up … Read more
By Jeanne Rawdin
“Elegant science” are not two words you hear put together very often. But for Carmel Valley resident Dr. Pamila Brar the phrase sums up her life’s career goals. Brar sees elegant science as “the promise of precision … Read more
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
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
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
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