Items Tagged ‘Ovarian Cancer’

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

October 30, 2019

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I founded the Ovarian Cancer Circle to honor the memory of my daughter, Robin Babbini, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 17,” recounts Paulinda Schimmel Babbini, who was honored by City Hall for the work she and the Ovarian Cancer Circle do, partnered with UCLA Health, to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. “She suffered […]

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Tags: cancer research, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini


September is Ovarian Cancer	Awareness Month

September 27, 2019

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles.” “More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate is that attention usually comes […]

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Tags: Councilmember Paul Koretz, Dr, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


Hope For You

September 27, 2019

Hope For You

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014. “When I met Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, I told her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetic testing, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


September 26, 2019

Seeing Patients Through Their Ovarian Cancer Journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health. “Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that my team and I treat in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetics, gynecological oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health


March 28, 2019

There’s an Angel at UCLA

By Happy Patient Happy Patient

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2018. I will never forget the first phone call I received and the feeling of my heart sinking to the ground as the news was given. We had to act fast, it was go time… ready or not. I know god was looking out for me because […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Josh Cohen, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories


Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

August 31, 2018

Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are focused on  discovering why epithelial ovarian cancer, one of the most common and aggressive […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer awareness month, stem cell research, ucla cancer center


Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

July 27, 2018

Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome is happening. Early detection gives us the […]

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Tags: female genital tract, gynecologic cancers, HPV vaccine, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, ucla obstetrics & gynecology, vaginal cancer


Ask the Doctors - Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

March 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Some women, and juries, say that talc causes ovarian cancer, but doctors say it doesn’t. Where’s the evidence either way? Dear Reader: Talc is a mineral composed of magnesium and silicate. Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, was first marketed by Johnson & Johnson in 1894. It was first used, and is […]

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Tags: cancer, cornstarch, diaper rash, Dr. Robert Ashley, fallopian tubes, Ovarian Cancer, talc, talcum powder, women, women's health


Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

May 8, 2017

Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

On World Ovarian Cancer Day, celebrated this year on May 8, women fighting the disease have new reason to hope. This international awareness day was created to build solidarity among women with ovarian cancer. For decades, researchers have been trying to unravel the mystery of why up to 85 percent of women who undergo the standard treatment […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, aggressive cancer, cancer research, cancer treatment, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, epithelial ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer research, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, women's health