(December 19, 2019) A cancer diagnosis can bring with it a bevy of complicated responses, including fear, anger, and even guilt. No one should have to navigate these tricky waters alone.
Every day, OCRA’s Woman to Woman peer support programs across the country help hundreds of women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer receive the emotional support and guidance they need, by connecting survivor volunteers with newly-diagnosed patients. By meeting women when and where they need it most, we’re helping provide safer passage through their journeys — from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond.
This year, in an effort to reach even more women with gynecologic cancer, we’re expanding Woman to Woman to two new sites: St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
In addition, we’ve launched a new national program, giving newly diagnosed women and survivors who are not near an existing Woman to Woman site the opportunity to connect with a mentor by phone or email.
Together, we can make sure no woman faces cancer alone.
Need support? We’re here for you. If you’d like to speak to a Woman to Woman mentor, let us know.
Want to give back? If you’re a survivor who would like to offer support to a newly-diagnosed woman, you can apply to be a Woman to Woman mentor.