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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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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