My name is Taylor Cochrane, and I am a 35 year old mother, wife, and attorney living in Omaha, NE. On February 2, 2017, I was diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT). It is an … Read more
By Brielle Benyon
Financial distress puts a major burden on patients with cancer and their families. And while there are numerous resources that clinicians can share with their patients to help with co-pays and other money-related issues, they are not … Read more
By Katie Kosko and Jessica Skarzynski
The importance of teamwork between patients and their caregivers was a common theme at the second annual Ovarian Cancer Heroes event held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A cancer diagnosis can be a very lonely thing. … Read more
Most women dread turning 40, not me. The morning of February 9th, 2017, I hopped out of bed and headed off to teach my weekly cycling class. Health and fitness are two of my passions. I’ve been a group fitness … Read more
By Michael Murray
There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late.
When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if there is a period when something could be done, then … Read more
By Anubhuti Matta
Nine months — that’s how long Shradha Gupta, 51, waited for an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
“I had a terrible pain in the pelvic region, felt bloated all the time, but the gynecologist kept asking me to wait … Read more
By Barbara Tako
Cancerland is a frightening place to be for days, weeks, months and yes, even years. Turn that worry into something positive; reach out and be kind today and every day forward.
Before cancer survivorship, I know I … Read more
Luci Berardi had known for three months that something was wrong. As a yoga practitioner and instructor, she was very much in tune with her body, and the changes she was noticing were odd and disconcerting.
First there was the … Read more
Meet Ally, Clearity’s youngest supporter!
Hi, my name is Ally W.! I am 12 years old and I live in California. I’m in 7th grade and I am on the cheerleading team for my middle school. I enjoy baking, cheer, … Read more
By Susan Gubar
I’ve been lucky that most of my care is delivered with tenderness, despite the fact that cancer patients are routinely exposed to brutal procedures.
Often I have lain under a sheet on a gurney in a hospital
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
Most comprehensive survey of women with ovarian cancer ever undertaken suggests raising awareness of the disease could improve outcomes for women.
A global study of women with ovarian cancer has found that two thirds of women had never heard of … Read more
The Clearity Foundation held its Teal Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration on September 16, 2018, at the Paradise Point Resort. The event, themed, “Teal Woman: Celebrating Life. Honoring Courage. Recognizing Progress. Changing the Story for Ovarian Cancer,” helped us to shine … Read more
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