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Nutrition for Ovarian Cancer

Author: Taylor Salyer For healthy individuals, proper nutrition is necessary to maintain an appropriate weight, stay healthy, and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  However, during cancer treatment nutrition plays an even larger role in overall health by maintaining your weight, strength, and energy; and can even help you better respond to cancer treatment. Proper nutrition can speed up recovery and healing time after surgery. It can also help you tolerate chemotherapy side...

What to Expect after Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Author: Jordan Fletcher Navigating life after ovarian surgery can be intimidating when not knowing what to expect. During treatment and prior to surgery, your life had been emblazoned with schedules, appointments, and checkups with physicians. Now, after surgery, the hustle of these responsibilities has subsided and you are left to reestablish “normal.” Women recovering from ovarian surgery often find surprising and unexpected physical, social, sexual, and emotional challenges. Giving yourself time to adjust to these...

A Summary of Recent Ovarian Cancer Research Advancements

Author: Chrystal Lau Physicians and scientists are constantly striving to improve ovarian cancer treatment through clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies performed in people that aim to test novel strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as improving outcomes and quality of life in patients. This can include testing new drugs and drug combinations, new screening and prevention techniques, new surgical approaches, and more. While there are so many advancements being made...

Dealing with fear on your cancer journey

Author: Annie Wang Fear can come at any time during your journey: from the first concern that something is wrong, to during your first chemotherapy treatment to long after your last treatment that declared your cancer “in remission.” Fear is a normal emotional response to stress, and is not a sign of weakness or a predictor of poor outcome. No matter how much support you have, how likely it is that you’ll beat the cancer,...

Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy: What Side Effects are Expected Versus What Side Effects to Tell Your Doctor About

The problem with chemotherapy drugs is that while they are busy attacking the cancer cells, they inadvertently kill other cells in the body as well. This is because chemo drugs target cells that replicate frequently because cancer cells replicate frequently. However, we have a lot of other groups of cells in our bodies that regularly divide including hair cells, skin cells, blood forming-cells in the bone marrow, and cells that line our mouth and gastrointestinal...