Ovarian Cancer

Have The Ladyballs To Help Make Ovarian Cancer Research A Priority

Elisabeth Baugh | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Elisabeth Baugh

Every Canadian has a stake in this issue. All women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, yet there is no reliable screening test, no vaccine to prevent it. Progress is long overdue and it's about time for government to step up its support.

Pierce Brosnan Reveals Heartache Of Losing Wife And Daughter To Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Parents

The actor lost his daughter 22 years after losing his wife.

Taking The Pill Can Help Women Prevent Some Cancers

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living

For up to 30 years!

Genetic Discrimination Puts Women At Risk. Let's Put An End To It

Sara Saber-Freedman | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Sara Saber-Freedman

In 2017, no Canadian would accept discrimination based on such genetically determined factors as sex or skin colour. As a matter of principle and common sense, MPs from all parties should unite to pass Bill S-201, which will make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one's genes.

There Will Be An Explosion In Cancer Deaths Among Women, Reports Warn

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Living

The toll will be about 5.5 million per year by 2030.

Everything You Need To Know About Ovarian Cysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Living

They aren't all bad.

Taking Precaution: Why I Want My Ovaries Removed

Her Magazine | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

I may not have the mutated gene, and I may not be in the high risk group, but I am a woman who is looking to avoid a silent killer. While medicine today may not share my thoughts, something tells me that in 20 years from now, removing your ovaries will become a common procedure among women over 40.

Know Your Genes: The Role Of Genetics In Ovarian Cancer

Elisabeth Baugh | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Impact
Elisabeth Baugh

Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women's cancer in Canada. Every year, 2,800 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and every day, five Canadian women die from the disease. While all women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, certain genetic mutations contribute to increased risk.

Man's Best Friend Could Be The Key To Curing Cancer

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Everyone has been touched by sorrow due to cancer in his or her lifetime. Better detection to catch cancer early and better medication to improve a patient's quality of life are important and optimistic steps toward finding a cure for this dreadful disease -- and it starts with our favourite animals.

This Model Took Her Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Into Her Own Hands

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living

She was diagnosed at 25, after doctors wouldn't listen.

Ovarian Cancer: 5 Things You Need To Know

Elisabeth Baugh | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Elisabeth Baugh

With the highest mortality rate of all female cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 1,750 Canadian women every year. In Canada, approximately 2,800 women are diagnosed annually. Yet there is no reliable screening test or vaccine for this disease.

I'm Living With The Most Deadly Women's Cancer

Esther Hockenstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Esther Hockenstein

My story begins with everyone's worst nightmare. Following a wonderful career as a social worker, I was ready to move into a new and exciting phase of my life: retire from my job, travel the world with my husband, enjoy new experiences, and relish time spent with children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, "life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."

Getting Tested For The 'Breast Cancer Genes'

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (aka the breast cancer genes) have made headlines over the past few years with the help of some major celebrities. All of that attention has doubled the number of referrals to cancer genetics in Canadian hospitals such as Sunnybrook.

Cervical Cancer Is Targeting Older Women -- Even If Tests Don't

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

Older women don't get screened as often as they should for cervical cancer, according to a review that was released on Monday, the start of Cervical S...

Menopause in Your 30s: Nine Things That Can Age Your Ovaries

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

What causes early menopause or premature ovarian aging? This unique situation may occur from lifestyle factors, medical treatment or genetic predisposition. Early menopause can also be the result of an autoimmune disease.

Ovarian Cancer Doesn't Have To Be a Death Sentence

Erica Berman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

After a bout of severe vomiting following a few bites of food, she went to the ER and refused to leave until she got answers. She knew in her heart something was seriously wrong. After a series of tests, a gynaecologist arrived to break the news. It was indeed ovarian cancer. In fact, a tumour the size of a grapefruit was removed from her body.

Cancer Patient Misdiagnosed, Denied Treatment

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Living

The daughter of a dying cancer patient is going public about how Ontario hospitals misdiagnosed her mother’s disease - delaying crucial treatment fo...

Why Is There No Effective Test for Ovarian Cancer?

Marilyn Linton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada
Marilyn Linton

Unlike in breast and other cancers, we still don't have an effective screening system to spot this dangerous cancer in its early stages. Survival rates are not high because by the time this cancer is usually detected it is in an advanced state.

'Sharp-Shooter' Cancer Drug Could Be Breakthrough

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A team of Canadian and U.S. researchers has developed a new "sharp-shooter" drug they hope may be a breakthrough in treating several types o...

Changing Your Brand Can Be Like Herding Cats

Mary Donohue | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

We've all heard the saying "It's like herding cats." As challenging as that might be, it's not much more difficult than building consensus with a global committee: everyone has a different view, and often a territorial approach to meetings. In fact, while herding cats is tough, creating a brand change in corporations may be even tougher.

Cancer Has Made Me Fearless

Andrea Paine | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Being a cancer survivor for over five years now has significantly changed my perspective on life. I don't get stressed as much with situations, even serious ones such as this one, that are out of my control. The former me would probably have crawled under a rock with a blanket by now, a pair of earplugs firmly ensconced in her ears, and a thumb in her mouth.

Still Fighting Cancer For Mom

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Julie Greenbaum

I will never forget the look of calm determination in my mother's eyes when she and my father sat down with our family to tell us the horrible news. "Mummy had been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer." Since she passed away in 2010, our charity F*CK CANCER inwykiwyk, has raised money for research and created community in her honour.

Avastin Disappoints In Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Living

Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. Two studies fou...