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What is Lynch Syndrome?

Inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Some of these mutations, which affect MLHL, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM genes, can cause Lynch Syndrome…

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Let’s Cheer On Chris Turner, OCRA Hero!

Chris Turner is taking on the Sheep Mountain 50 Mile Ultra Marathon in loving memory of his mother, Carla, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2018…

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Seeking New Insights Into Origins of Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

“It’s kind of like how the Apollo mission to the moon gave us Velcro.” Dr…

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Be #RareAware for Rare Ovarian Cancers

Many people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease, but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs in who it typically affects, how it spreads, how it’s treated, and its prognosis…

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Inspired Advice: What Changes to Your Diet and Exercise Routine Have Helped You Since Diagnosis?

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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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, and it can help to know that you aren’t alone…

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Endometrial Carcinoma (MMMT) | Gael’s #RareAware Story

Gael Ross lives in Durham, North Carolina, and has endometrial carcinoma, also known as MMMT. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? There is no standard of treatment as far as I can figure out…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma | Pamela’s #RareAware Story

Pamela Connor lives in Liverpool, New York, and has a squamous cell carcinoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma…

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Granulosa Cell Tumor | Becca’s #RareAware Story

Becca Cahall lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and has a granulosa cell tumor. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? That there is not much research on it…

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Adult Granulosa Cell Tumor | April’s #RareAware Story

April Bupp lives in York, Pennsylvania, and has an adult granulosa cell tumor…

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Mixed Yolk Sac and Adult Granulosa Cell Tumors | Angela’s #RareAware Story

Angela Marie lives in Valdosta, Georgia, and was diagnosed with a mixed yolk sac tumor and adult granulosa cell tumor at age 24…

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Inspired Advice: How Do You Keep from Feeling Isolated?

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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