What is integrative medicine?

Much of my website focuses on integrative medicine, and I want readers to understand why. Without a doubt, traditional medicine saved my life. But complementary medicine strengthened me through treatment and has become my way of giving myself the best shot at staying...

Just diagnosed? My top 5 tips

If you’re anything like me, you went from the doctor’s office to Dr. Google. Or maybe you even started to Google ovarian cancer on your phone while you were still in the office. If I could go back, that’s the one thing I wouldn’t have done right away. I immediately...

Say This, Not That

Let’s be honest, cancer doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t care if you’re nice or rude or rich or poor.  It doesn’t care how many people will watch you go through treatment and want public updates on your mindset or CA-125 levels. Martin and I were very careful in the...

Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Once you have an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may feel overwhelmed, wondering what questions you should be asking next. A major resource for me after my diagnosis was Inspire.com. I could log in anytime and it allowed me to choose what I wanted to search and hear...

Survivor stories: Find support, avoid stats

by Sherry Pollex I was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer at the young age of 35. After researching my disease online (something I don’t recommend now), I realized there are very few support groups for young women with my type of cancer -- or really for young...

We need your help! Advocacy matters!

Advocacy for ovarian cancer is a powerful tool that the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) has been committed to since 1997. Advocacy helps to ensure that ovarian cancer patients have access to the care and treatments they need. It also has helped to secure...