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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...

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...

Free Webinar

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance OCRFA & Sharsheret are partnering ot bring a FREE webinar  “Navigating the Complicated World of Advanced Breast and Ovarian Cancer”, on May 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. (EDT).   Sharsheret’s experts Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, and Mira Hellmann, MD, FACOG, will share critical information about the unique issues of younger women navigating the complicated world of metastatic breast cancer and recurrent ovarian cancer.   Get more info here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7789479513352992514...

Ask Congress to Support Oral Chemotherapy Parity Today

Join AROVCC and OCRF in asking Congress to pass oral chemotherapy parity legislation today. This legislation will ensure that patients have access to the best chemotherapy drugs available, including many personalized therapies. Send an Action Alert to your Members of Congress Today! Why do we need this action now? The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of new chemotherapy drugs, which include many personalized therapies. Unfortunately, insurance coverage of drugs has not kept pace...

2014 September Activities

We are excited about Ovarian Cancer Awareness month! Please plan to join us at the following events.  Jazzercise: Sat. Sept. 13, 2014, 8:50 am; Little Rock, AR. Donation at the door to dance. Wear your teal in support of Jan and in honor of Judy & Paula.    Zumbathon: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 12-2 pm; Curves at the Ranch, Little Rock, AR. Hosted by Owner Cindy Hodnett. The zumbathon will be sets of 20 minutes of...

2014 Survivor’s Luncheon: Save the Date!

May 21, 2014 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Arkansas Governor’s Mansion  |  1800 Center Street  |  Little Rock, AR The 2014 Survivor’s Luncheon promises not to disappoint for a 5th year. Please join us as we honor survivors and dine in fellowship with one another. We will also have a butterfly release in the Mansion Garden immediately following lunch. Survivors attend at no cost and receive a complimentary butterfly. Tickets are $30; Table reservations...