OCRA News

Making Calls and Taking Charge to Educate Others | Survivor Stories

Sandy Sullivan has a favorite quote that she keeps pinned to her bulletin board. It reads, “If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t waste it…

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Science Made Simple: About Biopsies

Simply put, a biopsy is a surgical procedure that involves removing a piece of tissue, cell sample or fluid from part of the body, to determine if cancer cells are present…

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We Need Your Support! #GivingTuesdayNow is May 5th

Nonprofits all over the world are hurting because of COVID-19…

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Inspired Advice: Alleviating Treatment-Related Nausea

Those who have faced an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis have so much to offer to others going through a similar experience – be it support, tips or friendship…

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Celebrating our OCRA Heroes

Today is National Superheroes Day, and while we realize that many of these “national days” are made up holidays, we can’t let this day go by without acknowledging just a few of the people in our ovarian cancer community who are…

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Raising Critical Funds for Research on a Whim | OCRA Hero

“Eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” This is the best advice Morgan Gaynor received when she was in treatment for ovarian cancer…

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Survivors Teaching Students Crosses the Digital Divide for Medical Students

Last year, nearly 13,000 medical and nursing students gained a better understanding of ovarian cancer—an understanding they’ll carry with them as they begin seeing patients of their own—by hearing the stories of our Survivors Teaching…

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When Fundraising Events Go Virtual

This last Sunday, April 19th, kicked off what had been shaping up to be a promising season of Ovarian Cycle events taking place all over the country…

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Surviving, Thriving, Striving to Make an Impact | OCRA Hero

In the “days BC (before cancer)”, Jess BeCraft was a self-proclaimed DINK (dual income, no kids)…

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Action Alert: Help Push Forward Treatments in the Time of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the healthcare system on every level. Right now, OCRA is working alongside several cancer advocacy groups to ensure government agencies are aware of COVID-19’s real-life impact on cancer patients…

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Let’s Hear it for (and From) Caregivers

When we think about ovarian cancer, or any illness, often our first instinct is to think about the patient who has been diagnosed or undergoing treatment. This is only natural, of course…

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Seeing Your Efforts Come Full Circle | OCRA Hero

There’s no ‘right way’ to deal with shock or grief.  The feelings are intense, and reactions to it are personal and varied…

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