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
By Katie Kosko
Whether it’s the person who receives a cancer diagnosis or family members who will watch their loved one go through it all,… Read more
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
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
“You feel lost and confused, and everybody is going… Read more
By: Susan Lisovicz
I’m glad I was lying down when the doctor told me the true cause of my stomach pains.
“Well, you’ve got a tumor” were his first words to me. I had just awakened in a hospital bed … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
I will never forget in 2008 when my doctor told me, “you have ovarian cancer.” Few words in the English language provoke a stronger reaction of fear and dread than the word cancer. However, there are … Read more
Against the odds, one ovarian cancer survivor instilled healthy habits, joy and hope in to her life – all of which she wants to impart on to other women going through the same journey.
At the 2018 National Ovarian Cancer … Read more
Driving research and awareness by working together are ways in which the word cure might one day be heard in the ovarian cancer community. Members of the tight knit “teal army” gathered last night for the inaugural Ovarian Cancer Heroes … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
I just turned 77 years old. As a 9 1/2 year ovarian cancer survivor, in the last 9 years I’ve particularly treasured each year I have lived. But I also realize many more years lie behind me … Read more
By: Kristie Kahl
After a cancer diagnosis and treatment, one may question when they will actually start to feel “normal” again, whatever that may be. The Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Lifestyle (OPAL) study set out to help women with ovarian … Read more
No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment.
The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their … Read more
By: Susan Gubar
Ongoing breakthroughs in cancer care involve personalized medicine, we are often informed. Because every malignancy is unique in terms of its genetics and genomics, one size (or protocol) cannot fit all.
A diagnosis of multiple myeloma, cancer … Read more
Whenever Joan Janssen meets fellow ovarian cancer patients, she shares words of wisdom that she’s gained from seven years of living with the disease. “This is a recurring disease; don’t be stunned if it comes back,” she tells them. “You … Read more
For many people diagnosed with cancer, the symptoms are obvious. Bumps, lumps and blood where it shouldn’t be are all clear-cut warning signs that something could be wrong.
But for Narell Whitehead, a chance encounter with a TV ad was … Read more