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Ovarian cancer- getting support, help and information to those that need it

This article was originally published on HealthUnlocked.

11 May 2017

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide• and an earth-shattering piece of news to anyone who has just been diagnosed. HealthUnlocked are striving to make sure every one of those living with ovarian cancer has access to life changing personal online support, help and information whenever they need it.

Rosemary: Trusting Her Intuition

Rosemary: Trusting Her Intuition

My hope in sharing my story is to encourage women to trust their intuition and act on it when something doesn’t seem right with their body--even when symptoms might be brushed off by the medical experts, like physicians assistants & even some physicians.

Introducing #ClinicalTrialsTuesday!

Over the next few weeks, each Tuesday we'll be posting information and stories on our blog and social media about the importance of clinical trials for cancer patients and research.
First up are Annie Ellis, an ovarian cancer advocate, describing her participation in 2 clinical trials, and Chiara D'Agostino, who is living with metastatic breast cancer, in a short video on why the Keytruda clinical trial is important to her.

A Bit of Advocate in All of Us

This is a guest blog post by ovarian cancer advocate Dorinda “Dee” Sparacio.
Through the years I have worked as a chemical engineer, packaging engineer, and high school computer science and math teacher. When I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2005, I did not realize that I would “work” as an advocate longer than I held any of those positions.

Financial Toxicity and Cancer

This post was written by Teri Pollastro.

Over the last several years we have heard about precision medicine, payment reform and patient-centered care. While I was at ASCO this year, I heard a new buzz word; financial toxicity. The phenomenon of financial toxicity has been whispered about for years.

Top Stories of 2016

Now that it's the end of the year, we're looking back at the stories and articles that made us think, inspired us, and moved us to action. From a guide to the chemo experience from a breast surgeon with cancer, to the reason why ovarian cancer is often overlooked, to a graphic novelist's memoir about life with metastatic breast cancer, we've been able to feature a wide variety of perspectives and interesting stories that resonated with you on social media.

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