OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Survivor Stories / Tributes

Dorothy Cohen-Fleischer

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She filled our hearts with her smile, lifted us with her laughter, and guided us with her wisdom.

Brave, classy, wise and loving- you are missed every day by all of us.

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Dorothy Cohen was born on January 14, 1943 in the Bronx, raised in Long Beach, L.I. and a proud resident of Stamford, CT for 40 years. A loving wife and best friend to Barry, a devoted and caring mother to Elissa, Adam and Margo, a wonderful sister to Bob and a best friend to many wonderful people. She was a proud, glowing grandmother to her beautiful, blessed granddaughter, Lily Dorothy. She graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Social Work. As a therapist, she practiced for many years with great skill and compassion. She will live on in our hearts and be loved by all of us forever.

Last updated on: 04/06/2011


I have been told how fortunate I was to have found the love of my life, and that we were together for almost 25 years. Unfortunately I wanted another 25. Everyday I miss my best friend, my confidant, my advisor, my lover and my soulmate. We were one, and I miss my much better half.

Barry Fleischer – 06/01/2011

What a joy to find such clear thiknnig. Thanks for posting!

Ireland Ireland – 06/02/2011

You were always a true and dear and wise friend and we miss you so much!

Gail and Allan Kornfeld – 06/02/2011

Dorothy was a warm, wonderful, caring and classy lady. Her memory will always be a blessing for us all! We miss her!!

Princeton Cohens – 06/03/2011

Walking in the presence of giants here. Cool thinking all aorund!

Addrienne Addrienne – 07/14/2011

No. Ovarian cysts are common, and often have no sytmpoms unless they get large enough to press on something, or if they rupture and leak fluid or blood into the pelvic cavity. Very large ones may need to be dealt with surgically, but that isn’t common.Homeopathy (aka “doing nothing”) can’t treat or cure any illness, so ignore thenoseknows-nothing.References :

Unyil Unyil – 09/03/2012