Ovarian Cancer Research That Sets Us Apart
Among gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States. Vague symptoms and the lack of a diagnostic test make innovative research and awareness education vital to turning fear into knowledge; devastation into passion; and tough odds into improved outcomes.
The Ovarian Cancer Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to researching this “too often” devastating cancer. The research conducted at the Ovarian Cancer Institute funded laboratory focuses on accurate diagnostics and improved therapeutics to change the future for women suffering from ovarian cancer. Please join us in our quest to change the odds and save more lives!
Worry not—no, men cannot have ovarian cancer. However, their suffering from an ovarian cancer diagnosis of the woman in their lives is REAL. Men, too, endure the pain of learning their wife, mother, sister, etc. has ovarian cancer. They research online for weeks about the disease, soak in the latest cancer news, attend doctor appointments, and experience exciting highs and gut-wrenching lows.read more
“Ovarianerds:” noun ; people who are dedicated to, and care a ridiculous amount about, ovaries.
Wow, did we just say that? Yes, we did. As uncomfortable as the word might seem to others, in our world, “ovaries” are the focus, and accordingly, the topic of regular (all) discussion. We like ovaries. In fact, we LOVE them. Some might say that we’re fanatics about ovaries. That’s probably true. Perhaps even more interesting to us, however, are the women to whom they belong.read more
For the last year and a half, I’ve met many women with ovarian cancer — all with very similar but unique stories. They graciously open up to me about their chemotherapy, battles with depression, post-procedure discomfort, how wonderful their husbands are during the process, how horrible their husbands are during the process, and so much more. The theme that I keep hearing from each woman is the need for education, hope, love, and simply something that brightens their day.read more