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

Tackling Cancer Anxiety

November 18, 2018 6:29 pm

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

Telling People You Have Cancer, and How to Respond As a Loved One

October 19, 2018 5:13 pm

ABC Life / By Liz Keen

Image: ABC presenter Jill Emberson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, and is sharing what it’s like to live with death in sight. (ABC: Anthony Scully)

I was 22 when my mum told … Read more

The Power of Friendship: Lessons Learned About the Journeys of My Wife and Other Superheroes

September 30, 2018 4:57 pm

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

To Test or Not To Test: A Thorny Question in Ovarian Cancer Maintenance

September 19, 2018 9:28 pm

BY Kelly Irvin

I’ve officially entered the twilight zone. No, not the one Rod Serling spoke of on that classic TV show. This is that murky, dark period when the tumor markers associated with ovarian cancer start creeping up. While … Read more

Newly Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer? Take a Breath, Then Follow These Steps

July 17, 2018 2:30 am
BY Jason Harris
The first thing a woman should do after receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, according to Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, M.D., M.P.H., is nothing. At least not right away.

“You feel lost and confused, and everybody is going

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