Overcoming the Psychological Effects of Ovarian Cancer

December 4, 2018 9:00 am

By Katie Kosko

A new program offers counseling, patient education and vetted referrals to patients and their families.

Whether it’s the person who receives a cancer diagnosis or family members who will watch their loved one go through it all,

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What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

November 24, 2018 7:20 pm

By Blake Bakkila

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she “totally ignored everything.” 

Hannah Pyper had … Read more

3 Ovarian Cancer Organizations Empowering Women

October 11, 2017 6:01 pm

More than 22,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. As Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we believe in recognizing ovarian cancer organizations and advocates fighting to make a difference.

We’ve highlighted ovarian cancer organizations … Read more

14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Cast In San Diego Theater’s Ballet

December 14, 2016 7:19 pm

A 14-year-old cancer survivor was cast in her dream role this holiday season only a year after the disease had dashed her hopes to perform as Clara in the Christmas classic The Nutcracker. Caitlyn Feddock, who will perform the role … Read more

One Season Or Experience Ends, and Another Begins

September 26, 2016 7:43 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Each of us wears a pair of glasses through the prism of which all things are viewed and interpreted. Having been diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2008, my glasses are forever skewed by that particular experience.… Read more

Resilience: A Necessary Ingredient in Overcoming Cancer

June 23, 2016 11:26 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

“Resilience presents a challenge for psychologists. Whether you can be said to have it or not largely depends not on any particular psychological test but on the way your life unfolds. If you are lucky enough to Read more

When Cancer Is A Teaching Experience

January 21, 2016 8:46 pm

For the first chunk of her adult life, Peg Ford had plenty of jobs. Secretary for the Toronto Maple Leafs ice-hockey team. Administrative assistant for a mortgage banking company. Freelance public-relations and marketing consultant. Then she was diagnosed with ovarian … Read more

What Women Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

January 2, 2016 7:36 pm

What have you learned about ovarian cancer? In this webinar, presented by Mayo clinic cancer specialists, there is a discussion about the signs and symptoms that would women and those close to them should know about.

Gynecologic cancer specialists Jamie … Read more