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The OCRF Woman to Woman Program

A cancer diagnosis inevitably raises many questions and often generates fear—in many cases fear of the unknown and  anxiety over what to expect. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) Woman to Woman Program, located in several major cancer centers, seeks to alleviate some of the fear and provide meaningful connections [...]

Fall 2013

Features   African-American Women and the Breast Cancer Disparity By Laurie Wertich When Karen Jackson was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1993, she was bewildered—not just by the diagnosis but by the disparity she saw between African-American women and women of other [...]

Special Section: Ovarian Cancer

special section:  ovarian cancer What Every Woman Should Know about Gynecologic Cancer   Newly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? Know This. Ovarian Cancer Screening The Highlights: Advances in Screening and Management of Ovarian Cancer   Advocate Profile   The OCRF Woman to Woman Program    Survivor Profile  [...]

Ovarian Cancer

  Overview Each year in the United States, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The most common type of ovarian cancer is epithelial ovarian cancer. This is cancer that originates in the cells that cover the outer surface of the ovary. Less common types of ovarian cancer include [...]

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

What do you know about ovarian cancer? Do you know there is no test for ovarian cancer, and that a Pap test does not detect the disease? There are symptoms, which are subtle, that can mimic those of unrelated conditions. Termed “the silent killer,” it continues to be the deadliest of [...]

Resources

Resources Fall 2006 General Cancer Information/Support American Cancer Society (ACS) www.cancer.org 800-ACS-2345 Lively source of news, information, and support. Association of Community Cancer Centers www.accc-cancer.org 301-984-9496 Information on community cancer centers for patients, doctors, and scientists. Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network www.bmtinfonet.org 888-597-7674 Dedicated to serving the needs of persons facing a bone marrow, blood [...]