RESOURCES FOR OVARIAN CANCER
The POCRC is a cooperative effort among scientists and clinicians to positively impact the outcomes of patients with ovarian cancer and those at risk through early detection, improved treatment, and management. Advocates for ovarian cancer work through the POCRC to bring the patient voice and experience into the research setting and serve as a bridge between the overall scientific program and the community.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group (Swedish Cancer Institute)
This support group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 – 12:00 to discuss treatment issues and options, coping mechanisms, adjusting to changes, stress management, communicating with doctors, family and friends, nutrition, resources, and other subjects. For more information call (206) 215-3659.
Cancer Pathways offers a program of educational, supportive, and community options for men, women, teens and children living with cancer along with their families and friends. Programs are offered in Seattle and throughout the State with collaborating partners in varied locations such as hospitals, community centers and schools. Services are provided free of charge eliminating financial barriers to participation.
Team Survivor Northwest provides health education and exercise programs for women affected by cancer in all stages of treatment, recovery, and survivorship.
Cancer Lifeline offers a wide range of programs aimed at optimizing the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors as well as their families, friends, co-workers, and caregivers.
The registry tracks families with a history of ovarian cancer, and offers a help line, education, information, and peer support for women with high risk (family history) of ovarian cancer.
NOCC is a national membership organization with state chapters. This organization promotes awareness and education for the general public and medical community and funding for research to find an early detection mechanism.
Conversations! is an international newsletter for those fighting ovarian cancer.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly GCF) was established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to raise funds to support philanthropic programs to benefit women who have, or who are at risk for developing, a gynecologic cancer.
The SGO is a professional organization of specialists trained in obstetrics and gynecology who subsequently took formal training (surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy) to become qualified to participate in all effective forms of treatment of women with gynecologic cancers.
Don’t be apprehensive about turning to family and friends for support. A sense of community is extremely important and being able to ask for help is ok.
Aimee Germany (right), Daughter of Saul and Marsha Rivkin
Family & Friends Auction
NATIONAL RESOURCES FORALL CANCERS
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
A practical first stop for those first diagnosed with cancer. This site offers the most recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The ACS has materials in Spanish and Chinese.
Cancer Care, Inc. is a national non-profit agency dedicated to providing emotional support, information, referral, and practical assistance to people with cancer and their loved ones, at no charge.
My family was my biggest motivator. They were with me every step of the way providing encouragement, love, and support when I was struggling.
Shelby Conklin, Survivor