Ovarian & Breast Cancer Survivor Urges Genetic TestingMOCA is a name you'll hear us say a lot this week. It stands for Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The group raises money to fight ovarian cancer -- the fifth deadliest cancer of women -- within the state. Now, MOCA has a story they want to share a story with a Hollywood twist.
After A Struggle With Ovarian Cancer, Couple's New Love EmergesWCCO has been going teal all week. It's the color for ovarian cancer awareness, a cancer that affects 1 in 72 women. And it's a cancer that kills more than half of those women within five years of diagnosis.
'Spin It Teal': Ovarian Cancer Survivor Founds Cycling EventWCCO spoke with a ovarian cancer survivor who is fresh off of chemo and showing no signs of weakness. Believe it or not, the gym is her happy place.
MOCA Helps Make Ovarian Cancer Patients' Dreams Come TrueAround 400 Minnesota women get the same scary diagnosis each year -- ovarian cancer. The average age to get the news is 63, but younger Minnesotans are also affected. Twenty-six-year-old new mom Wendy Thurston and her husband have had an exhausting five months.
The High Difficulty Of Diagnosing Ovarian CancerIt is a type of cancer known for being one of the "bad ones." Fifty percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not make it past five years. It is not necessarily because it is so hard to treat -- it is because ovarian cancer is so hard to find.
MOCA Fundraising Fuels 'U' Ovarian Cancer ResearchThey may be some of the most sacred people in our country right now – cancer researchers. It can seem like cancer is everywhere and everyone wants a cure, but some types are harder than others to fight. Ovarian cancer is one of them. It hits 1 in 72 women and 50 percent of those women pass away within five years.
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.