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Browse our photos and watch our videos to learn more about Ovarcome’s journey. Thank you for visiting us! Share in our mission to overcoming cancer – celebrating life!
 
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Videos

 

Runsi Sen on My 2nd Act Show

Ovarcome Ambassador Deborah Garcia helps raise awareness on ovarian cancer

Ovarcome Ambassador Patricia Ferreira shares her wisdom as an ovarian cancer survivor

Ovarcome - our work, our community

Message from first OvarCare Recipient

Runsi Sen on Ovarcome

Jack Andraka's message

 
More videos are available on YouTube
 
Press
 
 
Ovarcome & Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum, LLC, Announce Partnership To Take On Ovarian Cancer
Ovarcome celebrates triumphs in fight against ovarian cancer at Gatsby-style gala
Ovarcome bestows Excellence Award to Dr. Margaret Foti, CEO of AACR at the 2016 Annual Gala
OvarCare Program Launch Announcement: The Methodist Hospital
Doctor party! Medical hunks and ground-breaking young scientists get down and do good
Ovarcome Adds More Support in Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
Ovarcome impresses yet again with their annual benefit concert: OvarRock 2013
 
Resources:
Information:
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society for Gynecologic Oncology
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Cancer and Careers
 
Medical Centers:
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic
The Methodist Hospital System
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Saint Thomas Health
Texas Oncology
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
 
Support Centers:
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
CanCare
Cancer and Careers
Cancer Net
Job Accommodation Network
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Johns Hopkins Patient Support Center
MD Anderson Support Groups
Memorial Hermann Support Groups
Altus Foundation
 
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quick facts

 

 

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common in women

 

Approximately 70% of women with ovarian cancer have extensive disease at the time of diagnosis

 

If diagnosed at the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 94%;

Ovarian cancer occurs more often after menopause than before and incidence increases dramatically with age.

 

Women who have never had children or whose first pregnancy occurred after age 35 are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who have not.

 

Breast-feeding and taking birth control pills appear to reduce a woman's risk.

 

In general, the American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting the amount of saturated fats for prevention of ovarian cancer

 

Some women may inherit a mutation of a gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) from either their mother or father that increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally suppress cell growth.

 

The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.

 

Family history can be a valuable indicator of higher risk for some women. One or more close relatives with ovarian cancer, or breast cancer at an early age could indicate an increase in your risk.

 
            
 
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