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Learn about the work the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is doing to advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer. Also view upcoming events, advocacy opportunities, news and much more.


ovarian cancer stage 2c

  • By balasiri12345 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 28 replies
  • i am suffering from a cancer ovarian stage 2c.if any one in the same stage i like to talk with ...

Help with information

  • By PattyKey · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everybody. I am trying to gather handouts, pamphlets, educational materials on ovarian cancer for our team in an upcoming Relay for Life event. I'm not sure where to begin. At past relays I have given ...

The NED film

  • By shela · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Wanted to share with everyone a wonderful film that was shown recently at Sibley Hospital in DC where a group of gyn. oncologists have formed a rock band and perform all over the country. It probably ...

Tired of hurting & worrying!

  • By AMBconfusednmiserabl · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I'm 34 yrs. old and having to see a specialist again for cysts on my left side, where they have already done surgery to remove my ovary back in 2008. I had a partial hysterectomy done in 2003. They left ...

Tumor Banking - new options on the horizon

  • By DragonGirl · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • As there are more and more reasons to make sure that every patient considers banking, aka preserving for next step use, their tumors prior to surgery, it is good to hear some new tumor banking options ...

never been NED

  • By karengalen · New reply February 22, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I have tried to stay away for a while because I see everybody has been Dancing with NED I hear all these questions witch I can relate to, but I have never danced with NED. I was told in 2012 that I had ...


  • By Veranos · Posted January 11, 2014
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  • Symptoms app: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= 719220098102192&set=a.265736236783916.71 159.258584604165746&type=1 ...

Upcoming webinars on lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy

  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply January 8, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • A quick update on the webinar that the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is hosting tomorrow (January 8): due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, this session will now focus exclusively on lymphedema ...

Upcoming webinars for caregivers, those dealing with treatment side effects

  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted December 9, 2013
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  • We have some great webinars coming up later this week and in January. All of our sessions are free and are open to anyone in our community. We hope you will join the Alliance for one or both of these ...

Precision Therapeutics: individualizing cancer therapy

  • By fitzie · New reply December 8, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • A live tumor taken from my spleen was sent to Presicison Therapeutics for an assay sensitivity test. The results are listed below: CHEMOFX IS A LIVE CELL-BASED RESPONSE ASSAY. IN VITRO RESPONSE SUMMARY ...

Webinar on Nutrition and Ovarian Cancer: Eating a Low Fiber Diet--TODAY

  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply October 24, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • We are hosting a free webinar with Meals to Heal today at 3:00 pm EDT (in just about an hour). Join us for advice on eating a low fiber diet. Click here to register for this free session: https://ovariancancer.clickwebinar.com/N ...

Ask the Experts: Live online chat about ovarian cancer

  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply September 19, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Join us on Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 pm EDT for a live chat with two experts in ovarian cancer. Drs. Noah Kauff and Robert Morgan will join us for an hour to answer all your questions about this ...

Regional Seminar Online Registration Ends Today

  • By ASilberman · Posted September 17, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • The Alliance, along with our Partner Member at MD Anderson Cancer in Houston, TX, will be hosting an Ovarian Cancer Seminar. Seven incredible doctors from the Cancer Center will be speaking on issues ...

report published today on ovarian cancer dx and treatment

  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply September 13, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Dear Inspire members: First, THANK YOU to the more than 1,000 of you who responded to the survey we launched in partnership with Inspire this July. We wanted to learn directly from patients and caregivers ...

Join us in September for 30 Days of Teal

  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted August 15, 2013
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  • This September, we're giving you a different way to take action on all 30 days of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Our 30 Days of Teal campaign gives you easy ways to share information about ovarian ...

Take the Teal Challenge!

  • By julie_OCNA · Posted August 8, 2013
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  • Hi all! The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has just launched the Teal Challenge--and we'd love YOU to join! The Teal Challenge is an online fundraising competition that supports women with ovarian cancer ...

Is Ovarian Cyst Cancerous

  • By suzi2013 · New reply July 20, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • What are types of complex ovarian cysts? can be cancerous? Is surgery necessary or by pill can be treated even though is as big as 6 cm. Thanks ...

New Investigational Drug waiting for FDA approval for trials

  • By Babel · New reply June 20, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • AT a news conference yesterday the investigators announced a new type of drug that is aimed directly at cancer cells, including ovarian cancer, "sharp shooters". The new drug has shown in the lab to destroy ...

Our response to today's Supreme Court ruling on genetic patents

  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply June 15, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • The Supreme Court ruled today on a case involving patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations. The justices ruled that a company cannot patent naturally occurring genes. We wanted to be sure you ...

Looking for newly diagnosed woman in DC area--media opportunity

  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted June 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Dear Inspire community: The Alliance is working with a reporter for a local news station here in Washington, DC, who would like to do a story on ovarian cancer. We are trying to find a recently diagnosed ...

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