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Small Cell Hypercalcemic Ovarian Cancer | Brooke’s #RareAware Story

Brooke lives in Beloit, WI, and has small cell ovarian cancer, hypercalcemic type. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? All of the unknowns in my type of cancer…

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Inspired Advice: What Did You Find Helpful in Your Post-Hospitalization Recovery?

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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OCRA-Funded Research Reveals New Ovarian Cancer Biomarker and Growth Mechanisms

Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered a potential “Achilles’ heel” in ovarian cancer cells, and a new biomarker that may open up more avenues for targeted therapies. The study, published in the journal Cell, was led by W…

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk?

While it’s important to know the common symptoms of ovarian cancer — bloating, eating less and feeling fuller, abdominal or pelvic pain, urinary symptoms — it’s even more critical to know the risk factors…

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Getting Creative for the Cause | Heroes Highlights

Ready, set, action! This group of OCRA Heroes has taken those words to heart by using their creative talents to make a concrete difference for the ovarian cancer community…

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Metastatic Ovarian Cancer

Metastatic ovarian cancer is cancer that has spread from the ovaries, or the fallopian tubes, to parts of the body outside the site of origin. Ovarian cancer that has metastasized is classified as Stage IV…

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High Grade Serous Carcinoma

High grade serous carcinoma is the most common type of ovarian cancer, accounting for approximately 75% of epithelial ovarian cancers…

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We’re glad to have you back!

At OCRA, we’re working as hard as ever to fulfill our dream of a day when no one need fear an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Check out all that’s happening and discover ways that you can get involved. RESEARCH Many of us have heard of BRCA mutations…

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Inspired Advice: What Would You Tell Someone Who Has a Recurrence?

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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Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer | Tracy’s #RareAware Story

Tracy lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and was diagnosed with stage IV germ cell ovarian cancer at age 27…

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Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer | Ingrid’s #RareAware Story

Ingrid lives in Denver, Colorado, and was diagnosed with low grade serous ovarian cancer in 2019. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? I was diagnosed in January of 2019 with low grade serous ovarian cancer…

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The Overview: July 2021

Sultry summer days can make anyone feel lazy and daydream of faraway places. But at OCRA, we’re working as hard as ever to fulfill our dream of a day when no one need fear an ovarian cancer diagnosis…

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