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

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

Steps Through OC Awarded the 2019 AONN+ Outstanding Poster Award for Exceptional Research in Navigation

November 7, 2019 5:00 pm

Photo: Marina Baroff, MPH, FACHE, Senior Director, Service Innovation
mbaroff@stepsthrough.org | www.stepsthrough.org

The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our new support program, Steps Through OC, has been selected for the 2019 AONN+ Outstanding Poster Award for Exceptional Read more

CA125 Test Detects Far More Ovarian Cancer Cases Than Thought

November 6, 2019 6:00 pm

By Liam Davenport

A blood test for detecting ovarian cancer is far more effective in the primary care setting than previously thought, say UK researchers, who suggest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines will need to be … 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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‘Wild Idea’ Opens Possible New Frontier for Preventing Ovarian Cancer

October 9, 2019 3:00 pm

A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented.

The study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis … 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

Searching for Cancer Information: Go Ahead and ‘Google It’

October 2, 2019 6:00 pm

With so much information at your fingertips, we understand how difficult it can be to find trustworthy, lay friendly sources that are relevant to you and your specific ovarian cancer journey. The Clearity Foundation exists to help women find credible 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

An Introduction to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2019

September 1, 2019 8:00 am

By Dr. Laura Shawver, Founder of The Clearity Foundation

Whenever I talk with someone who 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

Ovarian Cancer: Is this the Beginning of the End?

August 10, 2019 6:00 pm

By Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD

There will be 22,530 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States this year.

Although tumors often present at an advanced stage, it remains one of the most chemosensitive epithelial cancers, with a … Read more

My Survival Garden: Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

August 5, 2019 6:00 pm

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

Germline BRCA2 Mutations Linked to Pediatric Lymphomas

August 2, 2019 5:00 pm

By Leah Lawrence

In addition to putting carriers at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers, BRCA2 germline mutations carriers are also at increased risk for pediatric and adolescent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to data from the SJLIFE study.… Read more

Say Something: What to Do and Say When a Loved One Has Cancer

July 17, 2019 6:00 pm

This article shares wonderful advice on how to support a loved one with cancer, but there are times when their families and caregivers need that support, too. Steps Through OC offers free, professional ovarian cancer counseling for women, families and

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Ovarian Cancer and Bacteria in the Vagina: A New Study Found a Link, So We Asked the Experts What Women Need to Know

July 11, 2019 7:00 am

By Caroline Hopkins

The study found that younger women (under 50) with ovarian cancer had lower levels of “good bacteria” in their vaginas than women who were cancer-free. But the experts said we shouldn’t draw any conclusions about cancer risk Read more

New Name for Breast-Cancer Syndrome Could Help to Save Lives

July 3, 2019 6:00 pm

By Colin C. Pritchard

People of all sexes can have risk genes that are often assumed to affect only women. Renaming the syndrome should aid cancer prevention and treatment, argues Colin C. Pritchard.

I recently had a conversation with my … Read more

The Need for Clinical Trial Navigators

June 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Our Clinical Trial Finder is a personalized and online search tool that will help you to find a clinical trial based on your location or clinical situation (i.e. platinum sensitive or platinum resistant, number of previous treatments). We can also Read more

Research Shows How Talc Powder May Change Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 18, 2019 6:00 pm

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Does talc cause cancer? At least 13,000 people think so, and have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of several talcum-based products. Yet so far, juries and scientists have been divided on the … Read more

The CA125 Blood Test: Your Questions Answered

June 10, 2019 5:00 pm

What is a CA125 blood test?

CA125 is a protein that both men and women have in their blood. The normal level of this is 35 units per millilitre (U/mL), or lower.

A CA125 blood test is used to check … Read more