Read patient and survivor stories about ovarian cancer, learn about risk factors, symptoms, and treatments, and more.
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Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.
When Angelina Jolie spoke up about her preventive double mastectomy and BRCA1, she raised more awareness in one day that some organizations do in 10 years.
Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Read her story about finding the BRCA1 gene mutation in her pregnancy blood test.
Having a gynecologic oncologist perform ovarian cancer surgery is associated with a 30 percent increase in overall survival. Find out why.
These are the tech tools every cancer survivor should know about to help keep track of medications, exercise, and other important information.
A simple thank you card and gift can go a long way to showing your appreciation for the family, friends, and doctors who helped you on your cancer journey.
Share with others how you feel about living with cancer, so they have a true picture of what you’re experiencing.
Tips for avoiding cancer horror stories from friends and family when you share your cancer diagnosis, including take the initiative in the conversation and letting others know how you feel right away.
After breast cancer treatment and removal of a melanoma, Patty never imagined she would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Turns out she has the BRCA1 gene. Here’s her story.