American Association for Cancer Research

Support and Advocacy Groups: Ovarian Cancer

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Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
1-866-824-RISK (1-866-824-7475)
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. West PMB #373
Tampa, FL 33647

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) provides information for women who have a high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. The organization offers information about hereditary cancers, risk management, and the medical and lifestyle options that are available to high-risk women. FORCE has a toll-free helpline, a message board and a chat room through which women can discuss issues that face high-risk individuals.

Foundation for Women's Cancer
230 West Monroe, Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606

The Foundation for Women's Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, is a national organization that works to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment. The foundation publishes brochures and educational materials about gynecologic cancer. The foundation also supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. The foundation’s Women’s Cancer Network offers information about risk assessment and clinical trials and has a database of doctors who treat gynecologic cancers.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
1-888-OVARIAN (1-888-682-7426)
500 N.E. Spanish River Blvd., Suite 8
Boca Raton, FL 33431

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) provides a toll-free ovarian cancer information telephone hotline and maintains a website for ovarian cancer support and resources, including information about clinical trials. The coalition also offers information specifically for newly diagnosed patients and caregivers. The NOCC has built a network of chapters in many states across the United States.

Ovarian Cancer Canada
101-145 Front St. East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E3

Ovarian Cancer Canada provides ovarian cancer education and support to the people of Canada. It publishes a quarterly newsletter which is available by e-mail and it hosts support group meetings for women with ovarian cancer. It also provides support for the friends and families of women with ovarian cancer. All of Ovarian Cancer Canada's services are available in English and French.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
910 17th St., N.W., Suite 413
Washington, DC 20006

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) provides educational resources for survivors. It helps women with ovarian cancer deal with insurance and financial issues and provides a support network for them. OCNA focuses on four key areas: public education, public policy, research and communication.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10122

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) promotes and raises funds for ovarian cancer research and the development of a tool for early diagnosis. The organization also offers support and information to patients, family members and the public. It offers an informational hotline that is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are ovarian cancer survivors.

SHARE: Self-Help for Women With Breast or Ovarian Cancer
1501 Broadway, Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036

SHARE offers support to women with breast or ovarian cancer in the New York metropolitan area. Cancer survivors lead SHARE's support groups and staff its hotlines. There are separate hotlines for breast, ovarian and Latina patients; programs for families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer; and a variety of support groups and other programs. SHARE offers educational programs on topics such as lymphedema, clinical trials, bone health, hormonal treatments, access to medical care and advocacy.

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August 5, 2011