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Ovarian Cancer and the CA 125 test November 4, 2009

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I am in a research study which is watching a number of women like me who are at higher risk for ovarian cancer. For me, this is due to my status as a two-time early-onset breast cancer survivor. (In a future post, I will address the difference between relative risk and absolute risk).

Suffice to say, they tell me that I am at higher risk. This is my second research study in my home town for ovarian cancer. The first one lasted four years and I had blood drawn quarterly to check my CA 125 level.

What is CA-125? (more…)


It’s Still a Pink Month…some history October 25, 2009

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Six more days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The first time I had cancer, there were no pink ribbons,

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Danskin triathlons, no tamoxifen or test for the breast cancer gene mutations, no Race for the Cure, no Susan Love books; the Susan G. Komen Foundation had been established, but I didn’t know about it.  No internet either.

No Save Second Base or the site I found last week-Save the TaTa’s!

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How did I do my research back then? (more…)

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