Ovarian Cancer’s New Identity: A Chronic Disease

April 1, 2019 4:45 pm

By Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Women with this disease are living longer, despite common recurrence.

When Luci Berardi received a stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis in October 2010, she did not want to know her chances of survival. The physician told … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Screening Tool Should be a Top Research Priority

March 25, 2019 5:00 pm

By Kelly Irvin

Did we bring this scary, painful, financially draining monster into our lives by eating too many cookies and not doing enough jumping jacks? We need a reliable diagnostic screening tool for ovarian cancer and we need it Read more

Patients Need Access to More Information About the Cost of Cancer Care

March 21, 2019 5:00 pm

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

Patients and Their Teams Are Celebrated at the Second Annual Ovarian Cancer Heroes Event

March 16, 2019 5:00 pm

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

Shellie’s Story: Too Busy to Have Cancer

February 9, 2019 9:00 am

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

In Memory of Posh. We Miss You in a Hundred Thousand Ways.

January 30, 2019 9:00 am

This beautifully written piece sheds light on the struggles that caregivers on the cancer journey face after losing their loved one. Caregivers are critical sources of support throughout someone’s cancer journey, but their true strength shines through with how they Read more

Be Kind, Even When The Sky Is Falling

January 28, 2019 3:00 pm

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

Cancerversary Prompts Top 10 List of Lessons Learned

January 23, 2019 6:00 pm

By Kelly Irvin

Rather than revisiting the ghosts of cancer treatments past, I’m focused on using what I’ve learned in three years of active treatment and maintenance for incurable, metastatic cancer.

My three-year cancerversary is quickly approaching. On Jan. 13, … Read more

Luci Berardi: Writing a New Chapter on Ovarian Cancer

January 19, 2019 10:30 am

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

Palliative Care May Improve Survival, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

January 14, 2019 5:30 pm

By Brielle Benyon

Recent research found that outpatient palliative care improved survival and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.

Palliative care may boost survival in patients with advanced cancer, according to recent research conducted at Tulane University.

“If … Read more

Q&A with Clearity’s Youngest Supporter, Ally!

January 7, 2019 10:30 am

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

New Year’s Resolution Motivation For Cancer Survivors

December 31, 2018 5:00 pm

By Barbara Tako

As cancer survivors, we know what we should do to help ourselves stay as healthy as possible, but how do we keep up our motivation to do it?

New Year’s resolutions? How about the resolution to try … Read more

Cancer Patients Deserve Good Sex: “It’s Totally Life-Affirming”

December 29, 2018 7:00 pm

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

An oncologist who advocates for sexual healing says “we neglect the importance of thinking about how people live.”

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your first thought likely isn’t, “How will this affect my sex life?” I … Read more

3 Women on How They’ve Handled the Hardest Parts of Ovarian Cancer

December 17, 2018 5:00 pm

By Claire Gillespie

Hobbies, physical activity, and loved ones all help.

For some women, an ovarian cancer diagnosis comes after a lengthy, frustrating, stressful process, given that many don’t have observable symptoms until the cancer is in a more advanced … Read more

A Survivor’s Guide to Speaking with Cancer Patients

December 13, 2018 5:00 pm

By Brooke Gant

One year ago, I was a healthy 32-year-old woman. Then, with a flurry of medical tests, I became an ovarian cancer patient.

I quickly learned that when you get hit by a difficult disease, you become vulnerable

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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