I was diagnosed with cancer on August 27, 2015. Now, as a survivor, every August 27 I remember and give thanks for all the people who helped me that day and in the ensuing years. This year, I added some people I’ve never even met to my gratitude list.
Ovarian cancer is the second most common type of gynecological cancer, but it is also the most lethal because it is usually detected at later stages when it is more difficult to treat, which is why early detection is so important.
Not necessarily. Elevated CA-125 (a protein in the blood that’s associated with ovarian cancer) is most often caused by common, ordinary or benign conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis — or even just having your period.
Three years ago, on my 55th birthday, I got a lousy present. I was running with two friends, and I just didn’t feel right. I’ve been a runner most of my adult life, and as a runner, you know your body pretty well.
A team of Roswell Park researchers that includes an ambitious high school student has given women everywhere another good reason to eat their veggies.
We have heard lots of information lately about talcum powder use and the risk of ovarian cancer.
“Initially, ovarian cancer, melanoma, and some sarcomas are the three main targets,” says Dr. Koya, “but the clinical trial is open for patients with other cancers who meet the eligibility requirements."