Monday, August 30, 2021

Together in Teal EVERYWHERE AS ONE

This Is a fundraising opportunity, recognizing September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and culminating in a National Broadcast Celebration on September 25, 2021.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The connection between Lynch Syndrome and ovarian cancer

 This article was posted on the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance website.

"Inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Some of these mutations, which affect MLHL, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM genes, can cause Lynch Syndrome. This disorder is also called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and, as its name suggests, it can lead to various cancers (ovarian cancer among them)."


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Balance Your Brain: Tools to Overcome Anxiety and Fear

 The Clearity Foundation is sponsoring a three part virtual seminar, presented by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on August 24- 26, 2021.

To learn more or to register, Click here...

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Maintaining Access to Pain Management for Cancer Patients & Survivors

 This article was posted on Cancer Action Network on April 22, 2021.

"Pain is one of the most feared symptoms for cancer patients and survivors – nearly 60% of patients in active treatment and 30% of patients who have completed treatment experience pain.[1] Pain can be caused by the cancer itself, for instance when tumors interfere with normal body function. Pain can also be caused by cancer treatments. Research has concluded that about one-quarter of women who have had breast cancer surgery have significant and persistent breast pain six months after the procedure.[2]"


Monday, August 16, 2021

How Well Are You Coping?

 This brief article is from he ACS website.

"Learn about the types of feelings people with cancer commonly experience during and after treatment, and get suggestions for healthy ways deal with these common feelings." .


Thursday, August 12, 2021

New drugs could treat cancers with mutated BRCA genes

 This article, written by James Kingsland, was published in Medical News Today on June 29, 2021. 

"[Scientists\ may be on the brink of developing a whole new class of anticancer drugs, called POLQ inhibitors, which target yet another tool in cells’ DNA repair kit.

Monday, August 9, 2021

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?

This article was written by Zawn Villines on June 29, 2021 and medically reviewed by Kristen M. Moyer, MD,

"Hospice and palliative care both aim to minimize suffering from serious illnesses. They honor the values and wishes of the individual and preserve human dignity."

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Everything to know about CAR T cell therapy

 This article was Written by Amanda Barrell on March 23, 2021 and medically reviewed by Adithya Cattamanchi, M.D.

"Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment. During this treatment, healthcare professionals reprogram the immune system to attack cancer cells."

How is Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer Changing the Outlook for Patients?


This article was written by a team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center and reviewed by Dmitriy Zamarin, M.D., Ph.D.

"Immunotherapy for ovarian cancer shows tremendous potential for addressing this devastating disease and several clinical trials testing new treatments are currently underway."


Monday, August 2, 2021

Nominate Your Teal Woman Today!

Sponsored by Clearity Foundeation: '
A Teal Woman is every woman who has faced ovarian cancer. Survivors, women undergoing treatment, women in recurrence, women we have lost—all are Teal Women."