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MIOCA IN THE NEWS

Please see our news in the archive to the right.

It's Teal Time!

August 27, 2016

As part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, MIOCA volunteers all over the state will once again tie teal ribbons. Many supporters have taken the lead in their own city or town.  Please join us and help to tie teal ribbons. Click here to see if a coordinator near you needs help.  Contact him or her to offer your assistance.  Thank you!

MIOCA Advocate speaks out for Affordable Access to Treatment

August 13, 2016

Amy Harvey, 43, of West Bloomfield, was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer in 2009. Since her diagnosis, she has been through six different chemotherapy regimens, including an oral chemotherapy regimen which cost $3,100 for a two-week supply. That cost may not have been passed onto her had Michigan ensured equal health insurance coverage for both IV and oral chemotherapies.  

Amy is working with other MIOCA advocates to raise awareness of the need for fairness in coverage of chemotherapy. Michigan is one of only eight states without this type of legislation. Passed by the Senate in May, SB625 currently sits in the House Insurance Committee. MIOCA and many other cancer organizations are working to get this moved into law in Michigan.

Read more in the Detroit  Jewish News Article , "Hard to Swallow."

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Connect in Northville

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Connect in Northville

May 23, 2016

Sixty ovarian cancer survivors gathered at George's Senate & Coney Island Restaurant in Northville on Sunday, May 22, for a Survivor Meet and Greet hosted by the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The group of survivors shared 388 years of survival.

As part of its mission, MIOCA provides resources and support to ovarian cancer survivors.

"An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be very isolating," said Terrie Karebian, a Northville resident who is a survivor and who co-organized Sunday's event. "The meet-and-greet allowed survivors from many parts of the state to come together to connect with others who have traveled a similar journey."

Read full article here.