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Cathi Bell West Jefferson, OH

My story. I am 48 years old. Married for 29 years with two grown children, and two granddaughters. I’ve had cysts on my ovaries most of my adult life. They … Continue reading 

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Brittany Castillo Fullerton, CA

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Brittany’s journey through Ovarian Cancer- California, US I remember being in the doctor’s office May 2010 signing my paperwork for the surgery…the doctor gave me the “worse case scenario” and … Continue reading 

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Webinar: Frankly Speaking About Ovarian Cancer

Join the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Cancer Support Community for a lively and informative discussion focused on the unique challenges of women living with ovarian cancer. Topics may include: … Continue reading 

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Midwest Regional Conference

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Midwest Regional Conference March 10, 2012 JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN 46204 Map it The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Midwest Regional Conference brought together survivors, caregivers and … Continue reading 

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Miriam Sprufero Columbia, MD

My mother was a shining star in life. Beautiful, funny, classy and everything that is good in this world. In 1987, my 54 year old mother was diagnosed with ovarian … Continue reading 

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SLIDESHOW: Thank You for a Successful 2011!

As 2011 comes to a close, we are deeply grateful for our strong community and all that you do. Included in the slideshow below are a few snapshots of what … Continue reading 

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Advocacy Day

Stay tuned for more information about Advocacy Day 2012!

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Insurance loophole on cancer treatments sticks patients with extreme cost

November 16, 2011 Washington Post Nobody likes paying a lot for health insurance, but at least it provides peace of mind. Even while we grumble about steadily rising deductibles and … Continue reading 

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Drug Shortages: Status and Next Steps Webinar

In 2011, the United States experienced shortages of more than 200 drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents, intravenous nutrition and anesthesia drugs. The vast majority of drugs in shortage were generic sterile … Continue reading 

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Statement on Executive Order from White House regarding drug shortages

The current status of drug availability has reached a crisis point, where ovarian cancer patients cannot receive standard therapies safely and on time. The Executive Order, signed by the President … Continue reading 

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2011.10.06 New App Helps Women Track Signs of Ovarian Cancer, Know When to Visit a Doctor

Washington, DC—A free app released today by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will help a woman learn more about the risks, signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, and determine whether … Continue reading 

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15th Annual Conference

This year’s conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC July 14-17, 2012. Check back soon for more information.

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