Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

Happy New Year to all my friends & family. May this new year bring love, health & prosperity to all. May we also get one step closer to a cure for Ovarian Cancer.

Much love. xo

Friday, December 30, 2011

Genetic Variation Can Predict Ovarian Cancer Outcome

Reported from the December 5, 2011 Science Daily website.

Yale Cancer Center researchers have shown that a tiny genetic variation predicts chances of survival and response to treatment for patients with ovarian cancer.

New genetic test may help guide the treatment for women with ovarian cancer.

Read the full article here:
Genetic variation predicts chances of survival

Much love. xo
New logo I'm working on..what do you think?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Girl with ovarian cancer incorrectly gets pregnancy diagnosis

BBC News is reporting that a 17 year old girl went to her General Practitioner with stomach pains and the doctor pushed on her stomach and told her she was pregnant, but probably miscarried.

She and her mother went to the hospital and got an ultrasound and it revealed a tumor.  She was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy and chemo therapy.

This is just one more example of why we need to spread awareness.  The symptoms are not obvious if you aren't looking for them.

Read the full story here:
BBC News 17 Year Old Misdiagnosed

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Breast Cancer Vaccine Could Also Reduce Ovarian Cancer Tumors

Article from Medical News Today states that new vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Georgia and Mayo Clinic in Arizona dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model.

Researchers think that it could reduce tumors in breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer cases.

Link to the article:
Breast Cancer Vaccine Developed by UGA and Mayo Clinic

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Year

I miss my Mom every day, but this Monday will mark the one year anniversary of her passing.  I'm not sure how it has been a year already. It seems like just yesterday we were talking every day and driving to and from chemo once a week.  It seems like yesterday that she was holding my children and watching them grow. Now it is a year later and she hasn't been here to see them get bigger or to give me a hug. I don't understand how this happened, but I know that she wanted there to be more awareness about this disease.

This blog was started because of my Mom.  I started it because she said there was no info out there and women just weren't aware of the symptoms.  This has to change and that is why I am here today. I started out strong with this blog and stopped working on it when I got sick again.

But, now I am BACK...I am going to be devoting most of my time to building this blog and raising awareness for this horrible, horrible disease. It all starts with one person talking to another person, and then another, and so on.  It also comes down to one person reading my blog and then telling another person, and then another, and so on.

Please feel free to follow my blog.  Feel free to add comments and make this an interactive experience. I will be adding links to articles, research and anything I can find about Ovarian Cancer.  You can also follow tealforlife on  I would also like you to buy a shirt so that we can get more people talking and learning about Ovarian Cancer. 

My mom August 2010
Thanks for all of your support.

peace & love