'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.
MOCA Continues Fight Against Ovarian Cancer Through Fundraising ResearchNow through Christmas, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups who could use your help to make the season brighter. It's our "Trees of Hope" campaign. To kick off the campaign, WCCO is decked out in teal to support MOCA – the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
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.
Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor Meets Her Hockey HeroThe average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.
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.