Managing Your Diagnosis

General Information

  • American Cancer Society
    The American Cancer Society provides general information on cancer and offers a range of advocacy and educational programs.
  • American Indian Cancer Foundation
    This organization brings together native communities in the fight against cancer. 
  • Black Health Matters
    Black Health Matters provides information about health and well-being from a service-oriented perspective–with lots of upbeat, positive solutions and tips, including Health, Beauty, Mind & Body, Nutrition & Fitness.
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
    Targets the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. through investments in evidence-based strategies, programs, and advocacy outreach on health policies.
  • Cancer.net
    This site features cancer information provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, including links to find an oncologist and information on cancer types.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC collects and publishes data on ovarian cancer in the United States, as well as sharing basic information about the disease.
  • Foundation for Women’s Cancer
    The Foundation for Women’s Cancer provides information and resources on all gynecologic cancers and offers free educational courses for survivors in locations throughout the United States.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
    NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 32 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education.
  • Health Finder
    Healthfinder.gov collects resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and nonprofit organizations. The site provides information on a wide range of health topics, including ovarian cancer.
  • Inside Knowledge
    The Inside Knowledge campaign is a project run by the CDC to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. OCRA has taken a leading role in advocating for federal funding for this project.
  • Latinas Contra Cancer
    Latinas Contra Cancer exists to create equitable and just access to health and the healthcare system for the Latino community around issues of cancer and cancer prevention. Though based in California, this organization offers virtual resources in Spanish and English.
  • Medline
    Clearinghouse for information and links that describes diagnosis and treatment options.
  • National Cancer Institute
    The NCI provides information about ovarian cancer on its website, as well as funding and conducting cancer research.
  • National LGBT Cancer Network
    The National LGBT Cancer Network is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cancer survivors and those at risk. Founded and directed by members of the LGBT community. They host regular cancer support groups for LGBT individuals.
  • National LGBT Cancer Project
    The first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer support and advocacy nonprofit in the U.S. They run Out With Cancer, an online support community, and offer resources on navigating LGBT cancer survivorship and caregiving.
  • SAGE
    This organization offers advocacy and services for LGBTQ+ Elders. Though not cancer-specific, it is a great resource on health and aging in the LGBTQ+ community.

Finding a Doctor

Second Opinions

Treatment

Clinical Trials

Genetics

Managing Side Effects

Hair Loss

  • Cooling Caps to Reduce Hair Loss
    Information from Memorial Sloan Kettering on how the use of cooling caps may reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Provides resources to purchase cold caps.
  • HairtoStay
    Information and financial assistance around scalp cooling and cooling caps.
  • Headcovers Unlimited
    Provides overview of chemotherapy and hair loss. Offers head-covers and hats for sale.
  • 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.

Managing 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.

Nausea and Vomiting

  • ChemoCare: Nausea and Vomiting
    Provides overview on nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy, helpful hints, and medications to speak with your doctor about.

Palliative Care

  • Caring Connections: NHPCO
    A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, providing information and support to patients nearing end-of-life, advance directives, caregivers and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • 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.

Enhancing Your Care

Integrative Therapies

Diet and Exercise

  • American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
    AICR conducts and disseminates research on the role that diet, exercise and obesity play in cancer prevention. AICR also has resources for cancer patients currently in treatment.
  • Culinary Care
    We’re on a mission to nourish cancer patients to recovery by delivering a lifeline to good food and human connection.
  • Exercise with MSK
    Exercise videos created by Memorial Sloan Kettering.
  • Food for Life Cancer Project
    A program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, this project compiles research on diet and cancer, and conducts classes and events about nutrition and cancer.
  • Mom’s Meals
    Menus that are designed by dietitians and professional chefs, tailored to health conditions. Associated fee.
  • Tai Chi
    Tai chi is a traditional Chinese self-defense practice that can potentially help both your physical and emotional well-being.
  • TherapEase Cuisine
    TherapEase offers personalized nutritional recommendations and meal plans for cancer patients.