NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative

NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative...where we're rising up against ovarian cancer to BEAT the BIG O. Empowering all women & those who love them.

Supporting women and families impacted by the disease. And selling Bling4Cancer jewelry along the way. NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which honors the memory of two sisters, Norma Yecies Shagrin and Leah Yecies Hantman whose lives were cut short by this deadly disease. Their memory is a strong impetus to work hard in the fight against ovarian cancer. Sales of our BLING4Cancer jewelry contributes to our operating expenses.

Supporting women and families impacted by the disease. And selling Bling4Cancer jewelry along the way. NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which honors the memory of two sisters, Norma Yecies Shagrin and Leah Yecies Hantman whose lives were cut short by this deadly disease. Their memory is a strong impetus to work hard in the fight against ovarian cancer. Sales of our BLING4Cancer jewelry contributes to our operating expenses.

Operating as usual

It's National Dog Day! Thank you to our friend and sur-thriver, Greta Habak, for sharing her dog, Gabby's "touch of teal...
08/26/2021

It's National Dog Day! Thank you to our friend and sur-thriver, Greta Habak, for sharing her dog, Gabby's "touch of teal" with us. Watch for more teal posts during TEALtember, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

It's National Dog Day! Thank you to our friend and sur-thriver, Greta Habak, for sharing her dog, Gabby's "touch of teal" with us. Watch for more teal posts during TEALtember, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Celebrate! NormaLeah launched it's first initiative 10 YEARS ago on Paula Sands Live. Since, then, ...
08/24/2021

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Celebrate! NormaLeah launched it's first initiative 10 YEARS ago on Paula Sands Live. Since, then, we've empowered hundreds of thousands of people to protect their gynecologic health, enriched the lives of thousands of families impacted by #ovariancancer, and shared early detection and risk reduction strategies with hundreds of healthcare providers. Congratulations to us!

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is almost here. You can help us make it a TEALtember to remember and help us SAV...
08/21/2021
BEAT the BIG O - NormaLeah

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is almost here. You can help us make it a TEALtember to remember and help us SAVE LIVES, too. Give everyone you love a FREE symptom card to mount on a mirror to remind them of the early warning signs. Order cards at https://www.normaleah.org/life-saving-programs/community-initiatives/beat-the-big-o/ #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness

These cards are saving lives. We’ve distributed more than half a million across the globe in the past several years. They serve as a daily reminder to be aware of the most common symptoms. NormaLeah’s BEAT symptom card is designed to be mounted on a dressing room or bathroom mirror, encouraging ...

Tune in Tuesday, August 31 from 12:15-1:30 pm EST! Know what your doctors know! Join experts as they discuss treatment o...
08/19/2021

Tune in Tuesday, August 31 from 12:15-1:30 pm EST!

Know what your doctors know! Join experts as they discuss treatment of ovarian cancer with a live Q&A. This FREE webinar is presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Register here: https://www.nccn.org/patientresources/patient-resources/patient-webinars/ovarian-cancer
Ovarian Cancer Awareness/ Ovarian Cancer Support Group Ovarian Cancer Support Group Teal Life - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Sisterhood of Ovarian Cancer Survivors Ovarian Cancer Teal Warriors #ovariancancer National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Tune in Tuesday, August 31 from 12:15-1:30 pm EST!

Know what your doctors know! Join experts as they discuss treatment of ovarian cancer with a live Q&A. This FREE webinar is presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Register here: https://www.nccn.org/patientresources/patient-resources/patient-webinars/ovarian-cancer
Ovarian Cancer Awareness/ Ovarian Cancer Support Group Ovarian Cancer Support Group Teal Life - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Sisterhood of Ovarian Cancer Survivors Ovarian Cancer Teal Warriors #ovariancancer National Comprehensive Cancer Network

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's National Nonprofit Day. Support your favorite non-profit (we hope it's us). Donate and keep ou...
08/17/2021

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's National Nonprofit Day. Support your favorite non-profit (we hope it's us). Donate and keep our programs going strong . . . they ARE REDUCING the incidence and mortality rates of this insidious disease. #ovariancancerawareness #ovariancancer #beatthebigo

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's National Nonprofit Day. Support your favorite non-profit (we hope it's us). Donate and keep our programs going strong . . . they ARE REDUCING the incidence and mortality rates of this insidious disease. #ovariancancerawareness #ovariancancer #beatthebigo

Help us win up to $10,000 during the Iowa State Fair by voting daily! MidAmerican Energy CARES is donating $1,000 to a c...
08/12/2021
Enter your favorite organization!

Help us win up to $10,000 during the Iowa State Fair by voting daily! MidAmerican Energy CARES is donating $1,000 to a community organization each day of the Iowa State Fair (Aug. 12-21) Plus, on the last day of the fair (Aug. 22), one of the winning organizations will be chosen to win a grand prize of $10,000!

Support NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative by submitting a nomination via the button below, or by stopping by the MidAmerican Energy building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds! It's an easy nomination form - fill out your name, email address, NORMALEAH OVARIAN CANCER INITIATIVE, Rock Island, IL and then click on the Safety and Wellness button to vote. Thank you!

Submit the name of a deserving community organization for the opportunity at a $1,000 donation and the $10,000 grand prize drawing!

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: We've renamed September! It's now TEALtember ... National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Help educ...
08/03/2021
Home - NormaLeah

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: We've renamed September! It's now TEALtember ... National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Help educate women with these FREE BEAT symptom cards. Order at https://bit.ly/3j0NMpx . #BEAT #OvarianCancer #ovariancancerawareness💙 #ovariancancerawarenessmonth2021

There are no screening tests or widely-used early detection tests for ovarian cancer. With 30 different types of ovarian cancer, it is challenging to detect and difficult to treat. By arming yourself with knowledge of the symptoms, assessing your personal risk, and seeking the proper medical attenti...

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's National Cancer Awareness month! Here's some hope for those battling cancer, especially ovaria...
07/27/2021
How to negotiate the nation’s top hospitals for cancer

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's National Cancer Awareness month! Here's some hope for those battling cancer, especially ovarian. https://www.today.com/video/how-to-negotiate-the-nation-s-top-hospitals-for-cancer-117180997999

It’s National Cancer Awareness Month, and NBC senior national correspondent Kate Snow joins TODAY with a look at the world-class cancer care that’s available if you just know who and how to ask. A cancer survivor describes how she chose her care. Among the recommendations for people with a cance...

Technological research on ovarian cancer is leading the way to understanding crucial biological interactions with organ-...
07/25/2021
New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors

Technological research on ovarian cancer is leading the way to understanding crucial biological interactions with organ-on-a-chip devices.

Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

Our 2021 girlpARTs project completed torso sculptures are starting to arrive in our office. "Mindfullness" is a collabor...
07/22/2021

Our 2021 girlpARTs project completed torso sculptures are starting to arrive in our office. "Mindfullness" is a collaborative piece designed by Paula Sands and artist, Corrine Smith. Watch this space for more sculptures and information about this program. And check out Corrine's other artwork at http://corrinesmith.net/images.html

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: A new clinical trial for those with recurrent low grade serous ovarian cancer (10% of patients). #o...
07/20/2021
New clinical trial for patients with a rare form of ovarian cancer

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: A new clinical trial for those with recurrent low grade serous ovarian cancer (10% of patients). #ovariancancer

(BPT) - According to the American Cancer Society, half of all ovarian cancers are found in women who are 63 years old or older. However, low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), which represents …

Promising news on a clinical trial for high grade serous ovarian cancer patients who have been on a parp inhibitor...the...
07/16/2021
Ceralasertib/Olaparib Combo Elicits Promising Activity in PARP-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Promising news on a clinical trial for high grade serous ovarian cancer patients who have been on a parp inhibitor...they plan to expand the clinical trial. Read more about it . . .

The combination of ceralasertib and olaparib induced clinical activity and was well tolerated in patients with homologous recombination deficient, recurrent platinum-sensitive, PARP inhibitor–resistant ovarian cancer.

07/13/2021

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: The butterfly is the symbol of hope for all ovarian cancer sur-thrivers. Today, we share this video in honor of our board member Mary Jane Fleming , who raises monarch butterflies and is in her third battle with ovarian cancer in 10 years.

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: On the horizon: using artificial intelligence (AI) to help predict a person's risk of ovarian cance...
07/06/2021
World-first study uses artificial intelligence to map the risks of ovarian cancer in women

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: On the horizon: using artificial intelligence (AI) to help predict a person's risk of ovarian cancer by looking at genes, diet and lifestyle to identify patterns of risk. Read more by clicking the photo.

The University of South Australia will lead a world-first study, using artificial intelligence, to map the risks of the most fatal reproductive cancer in women worldwide so it can be detected and treated earlier.

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: An early detection test being developed by a US company is being pilot tested in the U.K. Read more...
06/29/2021
New blood test can find 50 types of cancer

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: An early detection test being developed by a US company is being pilot tested in the U.K. Read more about it…#ovariancancer #brca

Test is being piloted by NHS England

Happy heavenly birthday Gilda Radner! We sure wish you were here to humor us!
06/28/2021

Happy heavenly birthday Gilda Radner! We sure wish you were here to humor us!

Happy heavenly birthday Gilda Radner! We sure wish you were here to humor us!

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Great news on a potential new therapy! Preclinical trials of new radiopharmaceuticals to treat ovar...
06/22/2021

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Great news on a potential new therapy! Preclinical trials of new radiopharmaceuticals to treat ovarian cancer have been successful in dramatically limiting tumor growth and reducing tumor volume. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-ovarian-cancer-treatment-effective-efficient.html

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Great news on a potential new therapy! Preclinical trials of new radiopharmaceuticals to treat ovarian cancer have been successful in dramatically limiting tumor growth and reducing tumor volume. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-ovarian-cancer-treatment-effective-efficient.html

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Our voice has grown stronger. While we are sad Christiane Amanpour has joined the club nobody wants...
06/15/2021
Christiane Amanpour details ovarian cancer diagnosis, urges women to ‘listen to your bodies’

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Our voice has grown stronger. While we are sad Christiane Amanpour has joined the club nobody wants to belong to, we will support her in any way we can. We pray she slays this beast with the same bravery that she exudes in her pursuit of journalistic excellence. Please remember there are NO SCREENING TESTS. https://www.today.com/today/amp/tdna222044

Amanpour said she is sharing her story as a "shout out to early diagnosis" and to encourage women to get regular screenings.

Celebrate sur-thrivership today. Hug someone living with a cancer diagnosis. Sending (((tealhugs))) to all!
06/06/2021

Celebrate sur-thrivership today. Hug someone living with a cancer diagnosis. Sending (((tealhugs))) to all!

Celebrate sur-thrivership today. Hug someone living with a cancer diagnosis. Sending (((tealhugs))) to all!

Sharing the latest news on the Supreme Court ruling on talcum powder and ovarian cancer. https://www.google.com/url?rct=...
06/03/2021
Supreme Court rejects appeal of Johnson & Johnson $2B ovarian cancer talc verdict

Sharing the latest news on the Supreme Court ruling on talcum powder and ovarian cancer. https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.foxla.com/news/supreme-court-rejects-appeal-of-johnson-johnson-2b-ovarian-cancer-talc-verdict&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoTNjE3MDIwMDEyMTU3NTA4MDg3NTIaODYwZGRkZTQ0ODY2NDAwMTpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFt2rrAiprFRYSMGJZDdcamsvz0zw

A jury found Johnson & Johnson’s talc products contain asbestos and that asbestos-laced talc can cause ovarian cancer. The company disputes both points, but a $2 billion verdict has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Today we honor Norma's (and Leah's) legacy. It was 13 years ago that Norma's life tragically ended ...
06/01/2021

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Today we honor Norma's (and Leah's) legacy. It was 13 years ago that Norma's life tragically ended at the young age of 73 after a 7 year battle with ovarian cancer. Their daughters started this organization to enrich lives through early detection education, patient support services and research funding for ovarian cancer, the silent killer of women. Help us take the silence out of this disease by making a donation today. https://app.donorview.com/ljewm We are eternally grateful. #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Today we honor Norma's (and Leah's) legacy. It was 13 years ago that Norma's life tragically ended at the young age of 73 after a 7 year battle with ovarian cancer. Their daughters started this organization to enrich lives through early detection education, patient support services and research funding for ovarian cancer, the silent killer of women. Help us take the silence out of this disease by making a donation today. https://app.donorview.com/ljewm We are eternally grateful. #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness

Happy 10th Cancerversary, Robin Huffstutler! You are an inspiration to so many teal warriors. Be well and flourish for m...
05/27/2021

Happy 10th Cancerversary, Robin Huffstutler! You are an inspiration to so many teal warriors. Be well and flourish for many more years! #ovariancancer #ovariancancersurvivor

Happy 10th Cancerversary, Robin Huffstutler! You are an inspiration to so many teal warriors. Be well and flourish for many more years! #ovariancancer #ovariancancersurvivor

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Research shows that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Here's ...
05/25/2021
The women possibly at higher risk for Covid-19 that no one is talking about

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: Research shows that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Here's an interesting story on Covid and ovarian health. #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness #PCOS #pcosawareness

Last July, when her immediate family tested positive for Covid-19, Breanna Aguilar did not fit into any groups considered at higher risk for severe disease.

5.21.2021 Happy Heavenly Birthday to our patron teal sister, Norma Shagrin. Norma would have been 86 years old today if ...
05/21/2021

5.21.2021 Happy Heavenly Birthday to our patron teal sister, Norma Shagrin. Norma would have been 86 years old today if it had not been for ovarian cancer. We think of you every day and because of you, many women's journeys through this disease have been much easier.

5.21.2021 Happy Heavenly Birthday to our patron teal sister, Norma Shagrin. Norma would have been 86 years old today if it had not been for ovarian cancer. We think of you every day and because of you, many women's journeys through this disease have been much easier.

GET SCREENED...BRCA mutations can also play a role in the development of colo-re**al cancer. The age to start colo-re**a...
05/19/2021
US task force lowers recommended age to start colore**al cancer screening to 45

GET SCREENED...BRCA mutations can also play a role in the development of colo-re**al cancer. The age to start colo-re**al screenings has been lowered to 45. #ovariancancer #brca1 #BRCAStrong #ovariancancerawareness
#normaleahinitiative

The US Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday lowered the recommended age to start screening for colon and re**al cancers from 50 to 45.

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's TRUE! A new study from  Yale School of Public Health  shows that exercise can lift the spirits...
05/18/2021
For ovarian cancer survivors, exercise can lift spirits

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: It's TRUE! A new study from Yale School of Public Health shows that exercise can lift the spirits . . . especially for ovarian cancer survivors. #ovariancancer

Anew study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health suggests that regular exercise plays a significant role in reducing depression among ovarian cancer survivors.

An encouraging story hits the airwaves. Thought we’d share it with you. #ovariancancerawareness #ovariancancer #normalea...
05/15/2021
Healthy Living: Reducing Ovarian Cancer Recurrence - 9 & 10 News

An encouraging story hits the airwaves. Thought we’d share it with you. #ovariancancerawareness #ovariancancer #normaleahinitiative

More than 20,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. For women who beat the cancer the first time, more than 70% will have a recurrence. Now, clinical trials have shown a new medication is revealing promising results for delaying recurrence. Courtney Doyle explains mor...

Happy Mother's Day to All. Where would we be without our moms? If you see one, hug her for us!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to All. Where would we be without our moms? If you see one, hug her for us!

Happy Mother's Day to All. Where would we be without our moms? If you see one, hug her for us!

MAY 8. It's OUR DAY. Spread the word. Know the symptoms. Assess your risk. Take action and survive. www.normaleah.org #o...
05/07/2021

MAY 8. It's OUR DAY. Spread the word. Know the symptoms. Assess your risk. Take action and survive. www.normaleah.org #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness #WorldOvarianCancerDay

MAY 8. It's OUR DAY. Spread the word. Know the symptoms. Assess your risk. Take action and survive. www.normaleah.org #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness #WorldOvarianCancerDay

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: A unique clinical trial focusing on how a coffee extract might stave off recurrences for ovarian ca...
04/27/2021
Preventing Cancer Recurrence with Coffee? Markey Launches Unique Clinical Trial

TEAL TUESDAY TIDBIT: A unique clinical trial focusing on how a coffee extract might stave off recurrences for ovarian cancer patients is being launched.

From Kentucky farms to University of Kentucky labs and now to Kentucky patients, the UK Markey Cancer Center has officially launched a unique new clinical trial to test whether Artemisia annua extract can prevent ovarian cancer recurrence. Markey will be the first site worldwide to initiate a cancer...

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1614 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL
61201

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IF ovarian cancer is detected in the early stages, there is an 85 to 90% chance for a cure. Sadly, more than 70% of women will not be diagnosed until the disease has reached an advanced stage and the survival rate is only 20 to 25%. Only through vigilant self-advocacy can a woman increase her chances of survival.

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Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

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Thank you Jodie and the rest of the NormaLeah gang for a lovely event! Have the auction results been announced yet?
Good job Jodie Shagrin Kavenskyon Paula Sands Live today. 👗👗
Is tonite the meeting at Gildas?
Spreading awareness today
With my husband in our teal in honor of my Mama.
The research team at Duke University Medical Center division of gynecologic oncology invites survivors of Ovarian, Fallopian tube, and Primary Peritoneal cancers to participate in a survey study of patient preferences. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55RWlAJyx1IwiqN This is an anonymous survey that takes about 30 minutes to complete. It is voluntary. If you have any questions about the study or the online questionnaire please feel free to call or email our team at [email protected]
My inspiration comes from my Sandy, who God loaned to me for 41 years. My inspiration to do more to raise Teal Awareness - Unless someone like you Care a whole awful lot, Nothing will ever get better - It’s NOT! Excerpt from ‘The Lorax’ by Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss
How current is your doctor’s education on OB-Gyn health issues? It is important that you ask While out and about today, I spoke with Dr. Jordan (not her real name), a Nurse Practitioner who I knew had begun her practice about three years ago. I took the opportunity to ask her, since as a mother under 40, the same issues affect her. I would like to have others ask this question, and see what response they receive from either male or female physicians. If the AMA made a big national press release/media rollout on a study that showed 25% of Breast cancers start in the Tonsils, how many of her patients would she expect to have ask about a Tonsillectomy in following months. Dr. Jordan wasn’t sure, but asked why I posed that question. I explained that more than one study has shown that at least 75% (and possibly as high at 90%) of the 60 types of Ovarian cancers start in Fallopian Tube cells before migrating to the Ovaries. Currently, when women are finished having children, the doctor will perform a Tubal Ligation or Tubal scarring procedure leaving the Fallopian Tubes in place, preventing pregnancy, but doing nothing to reduce the woman’s future risk or either Fallopian or Ovarian cancer. I was not surprised to learn that Dr. Jordan had never heard or read about the Fallopian Tubes being the source for 75% of Ovarian cancer types. Granted, she is not an OB-GYN, but as a woman and mother I would expect her to be more open to reading studies related to herself as well as her female patients. And many women will speak to their Primary Care or Family Physician about OB-Gyn health issues and choices at times, rather than getting a second appointment. Taking a cue from the military weapons left behind in the Middle East that terrorists convert to roadside bombs, labeled as IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, I have taken to calling the Fallopian Tubes ICDS - Internal Cancer Delivery Systems. Maybe not the best analogy, but as the Fallopian Tubes have only one function, delivery of the O**m to the Uterus, when longer needed, there can be no justification for blocking their job, and leaving them behind. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in a joint study with four other hospitals across the U.S., has begun giving BRCA Positive women an alternative to the typical removal of the Ovaries once the family is complete, with removal of the Fallopian Tubes now, with the Ovaries to be removed at age 40 or 45 depending on whether BRCA 1 or 2 mutation is involved. The women who choose the standard removal of the Ovaries will be the control group, with all patients in the study followed for twenty years or more, to check any change in statistics for OvCa cancer compared to both the population at large as well as the control group. I believe that regardless of the study, if all adult women could be made aware of the greater risks involved with leaving the Fallopian Tubes in place, many would opt for removal immediately when they no longer need their function. The BRCA mutations are only connected to 15% of all cases, yet the Fallopian Tubes are the known source for 45 different forms of OvCa, as well as 100% of all cases of Fallopian cancers. Removal requires only 30 minutes via Laparoscopic surgery or during a Cesarean Section delivery. I can’t think of any reason why health insurance plans will only pay for the Tubal Ligation, which also requires approximately the same time and cost as he removal. With no additional costs for removal, I feel certain, informed women would opt for removal that could be the most effective means of reducing their risks. Both Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate chose to have the Fallopian Tubes removed once they were confirmed to be BRCA Positive. Money is no restriction for them, but cannot be justification for denying all women the same option if they have health insurance. From 1977 to 2017 the U.S. stats show 22K+ new cases of OvCa annually and 14K to 15K women’s lives lost prematurely to it. Why not change the standard procedure that leaves the woman’s risk for Ovarian cancer almost unchanged. Doing the same thing for four more decades expecting a different outcome is sheer madness, knowing the greatly lower risk offered by removal. I would be shocked if this topic hasn’t been covered more than once in a doctoral thesis in recent years, so someone with a medical education may have worded it better than I have, yet doctors continue performing Tubal Ligations. My wife’s OB-Gyn knew nothing about these recent studies 35 years ago, yet if he had removed her tubes back then, I most likely wouldn’t be writing this tonight. As an added benefit, with removal, the Fallopian Tubes can be biopsied to check for cancer or pre-cancer cells, allowing appropriate treatment to begin immediately. Maybe some reader of this post could forward it to a board member or consulting doctor with the various foundations and OvCa awareness groups, including, OCRFA, NOCC, etc, to generate more discussions on changing the norm to reduce both the incidence and death rate from Ovarian cancer. Alison Maczka, Gayle Varasse Smith, Mindi Lyn, Judy Troutman, Nan Bevers, Devaney Rae Jones, Terri Nickens Gerace Dennis Bevers “Dispelling the Darkness Surrounding Ovarian Cancer
I have started a new blog ovariancancerjourneys.blogspot.com. It will provide information, support, and inspiration. I welcome guest bloggers and hope many will become followers.
Do you still have any of the teal butterflies?
New RELAY FOR LIFE music video!