American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Cancer Care is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. With its network of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals, the organization offers personalized services and education, by telephone and the Internet, and is exploring mobile technologies for all people affected by cancer. Formerly called the Wellness Community, the organization still has facilities with that name nationwide.
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.
FORCE, or Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE is an organization whose goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer was established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to support research, education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancer
The Globe-athon is a coalition of 60+ countries dedicated to unifying communities around the world to raise awareness, education and research on GYN Cancers. One step can make a world of difference.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is one of the 11 agencies of the federal National Institutes of Health. It supports research and education about cancer and helps stimulate the movement of state-of-the art treatments for cancer into clinical practice.
Project Hope For Ovarian Cancer Research & Education
Project Hope for Ovarian Cancer Research and Education is a not-for-profit organization founded in memory of Hope Perry Goldstein. Its mission is to decrease the incidence of and mortality from ovarian cancer by: (1) educating women to better understand their risk; (2) affording increased survival through early detection and development of improved therapies; and (3) preventing the illness through awareness of screening and risk-reduction alternatives.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
NOCC is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer. It also aims to improve the survival and quality of life of women with ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is an advocacy group for women with ovarian cancer. It advocates at the national level for increases in federal research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The alliance also educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
SHARE is a self-help group for women with breast or ovarian cancer. SHARE members are survivors who have faced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, and ovarian cancer and who offer emotional support and practical advice to patients, family members and friends.
Support Connection offers free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The office is located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but it offers support to people all over the country.
Woman to Woman
Woman to Woman is OCRF’s signature patient program–a professionally led volunteer support, education and advocacy model for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancer.
Content updated September 2010 and reviewed by medical experts and women living with ovarian cancer.
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.