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RESOURCES

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General resources

National Cancer Information & Resources

American Cancer Society

Information on cancer, research, advocacy, and community programs and services.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, established the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer.

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Myriad Genetics

Information about genetic testing for hereditary cancer.

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National Cancer Institute

Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

NCCN offers quick guide booklets for ovarian cancer patients, as well as a video library about treatments.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance

The Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. OCRFA’s comprehensive website explains Ovarian Cancer from symptoms & diagnosis to genetics & risk factors to treatment and much more.

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Find A Doctor

As a matter of policy, MIOCA does not endorse any individual doctor or hospital.

Foundation for Women's Cancer

An interactive Web site that provides a searchable listing of gynecologic oncologists by zip code.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance

OCRFA provides helpful information for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients, including tips for finding a gynecologic oncologist and questions to ask at your first visit.

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Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Offers help finding local gynecologic oncologists and links to other resources for women.  Information about news related to the fight against gynecologic cancers.

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Clinical Trials

Foundation for Women’s Cancer - Clinical Trials Information

Explanation of how clinical trials work, FAQs, and questions to ask your doctor.

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Foundation for Women’s Cancer - Search for Clinical Trials

FWC provides a list of clinical trials.

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National Institutes of Health - Clinical Trials Information

NIH provides information about eligibility to participate in studies, risks and benefits, and questions to ask your doctor.

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National Institutes of Health - Search for Clinical Trials

A registry database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Clinical Trials Information

Extensive information about clinical trials, including the types, phases, misconceptions, common questions, questions to ask your doctor, and other concerns.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Search for Clinical Trials

OCRFA’s Clinical Matching Service partners with EmergingMed, a comprehensive system for women to find and link to clinical trial options for ovarian cancer.  (800) 535-1682

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Adolescents and Young Women

Ovarian cancer typically affects women 55 or older.  The challenges of younger women are often very different than those of women who have already reached menopause.  The websites and information included here are generally for adolescents or young adults, but also address issues such as early menopause, cancer/work issues, and fertility/sexuality that can be helpful for older women, too.

Financial Resources specifically for Young Survivors

In addition to organizations that give financial assistance to all cancer patients, there are groups specifically for young cancer survivors. 

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LiveStrong Cancer Support for Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents and young adults have very specific concerns and needs when faced with a cancer diagnosis.  LiveStrong has resources that address concerns for this age group.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Organizations for Young Survivors

OCRFA has compiled a list of organizations that support young survivors.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Young Women's section

OCRFA has extensive information, resources, and support for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer as an adolescent or young adult.

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Sharsheret

Linking young Jewish Women in their fight against breast and ovarian cancer.
(866) 474-2774   info@sharsheret.org

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Young Ovarian Cancer Survivors

This is a Facebook discussion group for young women with ovarian cancer.  If you are interested in joining, please ask to join and your posts will only be seen by group member.

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