Angelina Jolie Pitt's Health Op-Ed Sparks Discussion Of Preventative MeasuresThere is a new twist in the real-life medical drama of Angelina Jolie Pitt. The actress revealed in an op-ed in the New York Times, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.
WCCO's Kim Johnson Competes In CarMax Road RallyIf you had to parallel park a car between four cones with eggs on them do you think you could do it? That was just one of the tests WCCO This Morning's Kim Johnson tried in the CarMax Road Rally for Charity.
Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer VaccineThere are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That's why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.
Ovarian Cancer At 17, And Now A Mom-To-Be At 34This week we're spotlighting MOCA, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it's not a cancer people know much about. The average age for a woman to be diagnosed is 63. But doctors told Kristen Miles she had the disease when she was just 17.
Meet She-Rah, The Ovarian Cancer Superhero!This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA -- the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance -- as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it's not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She's stopping people and handing out symptom cards.
Phone Bank Raises More Than $14K For Ovarian Cancer ResearchThis week, WCCO-TV is featuring the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Society Alliance for its Trees of Hope Campaign. In one day, WCCO-TV viewers raised more than $14,000 for cancer research by calling in.
Mother, Daughter Both Diagnosed With Ovarian CancerEleven years ago, an Andover family knew almost nothing about ovarian cancer. Now, the three generations -- five grandchildren, three sisters, a mom and a dad -- are now some of the strongest advocates for it.
WCCO Anchor's Family Hit Hard By Ovarian CancerThis week, WCCO-TV is featuring the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance in its Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer can be deadly because there are no early detection tests and by the time it's diagnosed, it's often advanced. WCCO-TV's Kim Johnson's family has been touched by the disease after her mother was diagnosed in 2007.
MOCA Fundraising Furthers U Of M Ovarian Cancer ResearchThe disease often goes undetected until it's too late for the women who get it, but groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota could mean ovarian cancer is discovered much earlier.
12 Fighting Ovarian Cancer Win 'Dream Awards'Eighty-five percent of women with ovarian cancer pass away within five years, so the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) works to comfort those diagnosed. It is the fifth-deadliest women's cancer.
Small Nonprofit Fights Ovarian Cancer Head-OnWhether they are breaking a sweat at a fundraiser or all dressed up at a banquet -- the color teal always marks an occasion for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. And so does a sense of pride. Eleven-year survivor Erica Dahlin and her family help support the annual walk.
Hip Hop Artist Puts On Concert To Benefit Ovarian CancerA young Minnesota hip hop artist is holding a concert to benefit ovarian cancer Thursday night. Nicky May, 19, said 10 percent of proceeds from the event at Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis will go directly to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or MOCA.