Managing Side Effects

Hair Loss

American Cancer Society: Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better offers free workshops to women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. Led by beauty professionals, the workshops help women learn to look and feel their best while undergoing treatment. This program is available at many hospitals nationwide.

Cooling Caps to Reduce Hair Loss – American Cancer Society
Information from the American Cancer Society on how the use of cooling caps may reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

Head Covers
Provides overview of chemotherapy and hair loss. Offers head-covers and hats for sale.

Neuropathy and Lymphedema

Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and health care professionals, and provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy—a common side effect of ovarian cancer treatment.

National Lymphedema Network
Many women with ovarian cancer experience lymphedema, or swelling of the limbs, as a side effect of cancer treatment. The National Lymphedema Network provides information and resources related to this condition.

Menopause and Sexual health

American Cancer Society: Sex and the Woman with Cancer
The American Cancer Society has some helpful information on cancer, sex and sexuality and how to cope with changes due to treatment.

LiveStrong Fertility Program
In 2009, LiveStrong acquired Fertile Hope and created LiveStrong Fertility. This program can help you understand the risks of cancer treatment on fertility and provides a fertility discount program to eligible women.

OncoFertility Consortium at Northwestern
The OncoFertility Consortium is an initiative out of Northwestern University in Illinois that studies the impact of cancer on fertility. This web site provides information and resources on the impact cancer has on fertility in young adults.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer: Renewing Intimacy and Sexuality after Gynecologic Cancer
This is a downloadable brochure from the Foundation for Women’s Cancer that addresses the common concern of sexual changes and cancer.

The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer
The Network is comprised of physicians, researchers, and healthcare providers dedicated to ensuring women have “timely access to evidence-based education and care to promote sexual well-being and optimize sexual outcomes.” This website has a resource list of material for women as well as search engine to find a physician within their network.

A virtual platform to discuss and learn about women’s sexuality and provides “questions to ask your doctor about sex and cancer.”

Nausea and Vomiting

ChemoCare: Nausea and Vomiting
Provides overview on nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy, helpful hints, and medications to speak with your doctor that may help

Get Palliative Care
Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on relieving the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage, and you can have it along with curative treatment.