What Educational Resources Are Available Through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund?

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We provide information on awareness and we certainly want women to know their bodies and to know if something is wrong in terms of symptoms again frequent urination, feeling bloated, changes in bile habits, changes in eating habits any of those that persist for two weeks would be an indication to see a doctor.

But most women have experienced all of those of those things at some time in their life and so they should see their gynecologist to talk it through but if there's any concern they should see a gynecological oncologist and that is always our number one recommendation to see a gynecological or oncologist because they specialize in ovarian cancer.

Where the gynecologist may not see many cases of ovarian cancer in their life time, and that is of particular concern because in many places in the United States, Gynocologic Oncologist don't exist necessarily so you might have to travel and so sometimes that can be a different form of treatment that we worry about.

We do provide information on how to connect with a Gynecologic Oncologist. We provide information on symptoms and then of course if you're diagnosed with ovarian cancer, we have a whole different set of materials that we talk about. What treatment options might be and whether there might be particular clinical trials that would be appropriate for someone with that situation.

We do offer different educational activities, one is a webinar series that we offer throughout the year different topics that we think will be interesting either to partners or to the patients themselves, and focusing on different areas of ovarian cancer.