Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Read patient and survivor stories about ovarian cancer, learn about risk factors, symptoms, and treatments, and more.

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Diagnosis

Are You A Cancer Previvor?

Are you someone who hasn't had a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words and helpful tips to understand life as a previvor.

Katrina with her daughters, left to right, Avelin, Carys, Finley, and husband Patrick.
Five Questions

Having a Baby Saved Me From Breast Cancer

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.

Surgery

How to Live Your Best Life with BRCA

Finding out you have a BRCA gene mutation can be scary. But knowledge is power, and you can take these steps to prevent and detect breast cancer early.

Doctors performing surgery.
Treatment

Your Surgeon Matters With Ovarian Cancer

Having a gynecologic oncologist perform ovarian cancer surgery is associated with a 30 percent increase in overall survival. Find out why.

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Technology

Simple Apps for Cancer Survivors

These are the tech tools every cancer survivor should know about to help keep track of medications, exercise, and other important information.

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Treatment

To All Who Helped Along Your Cancer Journey

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.

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Be Real, Complain: Break Unspoken Cancer Rules, One at a Time

Share with others how you feel about living with cancer, so they have a true picture of what you’re experiencing.

Woman plugging her ears with her fingers.

Please. Don't Tell Me Your Cancer Horror Stories

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.

Photo of Patty, woman who has had breast, skin, and ovarian cancer.
Family Health History

One Woman’s Story of Ovarian Cancer Following Breast, Skin Cancers

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.

Ovarian cancer hope, with a teal ribbon representing the "o" in hope.
Awareness

September is National Ovarian Cancer Month

Ovarian cancer awareness month happens every September, but how much awareness do you have about the disease?