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We advance ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
There is power in the ovarian cancer community. OCRFA's President & CEO Audra Moran talks about what's ahead this September.
Know Your Risks
About 20 to 25 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease.
Many factors can increase or decrease a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer
- Genetic mutations like BRCA
- Increased age
- Use of oral contraceptives
Know the Symptoms
- Difficulty Eating
- Pelvic / Abdominal Pain
- Urinary Frequency
If these symptoms occur for more than 2 weeks and these symptoms are new or unusual for you, see a gynecologist and ask about ovarian cancer. Research shows that seeing a gynecologic oncologist for surgery and treatment significantly improves outcomes.
2017 Ovarian Cancer National Conference
OCRFA’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference brought together hundreds of survivors and caregivers for a weekend filled with expert presentations, newfound friendships, and hope for the future.
(September 15, 2017) Two studies just confirmed that, depending on one’s genetic background, the standard treatment for epithelial ovarian cancer is most likely the best option. The studies, conducted with two different populations, showed that, although the outcomes conflicted one another, the option that offered the best progression free survival was the one already used.… More
(September 5, 2017) Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently uncovered a link between one’s resistance to common types of chemotherapy and one’s tumor BRCA1/2 mutation status. More specifically, they looked at both copies of the BRCA genes, one copy given by each parent. Until recently, it had been assumed that mutated BRCA gene left… More
Every 23 minutes another woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. All of them have a story. This September, we’re inviting you to share your #OvarianStory. Help raise awareness of ovarian cancer, from the first often-missed symptoms, to diagnosis and beyond. By speaking out, you can help other women and you can shine a spotlight on… More
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