To learn more about ovarian cancer
From your American Cancer Society
We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.
Other organizations and websites*
In addition to the American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345), other sources of patient information and support include:
Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)
Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Has a directory of trained gynecologic oncologists practicing in the US; free information; and an online “survivor section” featuring articles on personal issues such as fertility, sexuality and quality of life aimed at creating an online community for women with cancer.
Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
Toll-free number: 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426)
Offers literature on ovarian cancer, referrals to available support groups nationwide, a hotline staffed by cancer information specialists, and an online version of the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry Newsletter
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Their Cancer Information Service offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Toll-free number: 1-888-682-7426 (1-888-OVARIAN)
Services include: Information and materials on ovarian cancer (many available in Spanish); events throughout the country promoting awareness and education; the NOCC, a quarterly newsletter; clinical trial information and access; and a free Newly Diagnosed Patient Kit with a resource guide, book of survivor stories, personal journal, stories of Hope DVD and more
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662 (1-800-994-WOMAN)
Offers a lot of information on women’s health issues − including cancers in women
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Telephone number: 1-866-399-6262
This survivor-led group offers information specific to survivors, newly diagnosed patients, family, and friends; public education and awareness programs; Fact Sheets covering ovarian cancer, treatment, and other related issues; quarterly e-newsletters; treatment and clinical trials information; and their online store, Shop Teal, with items such as wristbands, awareness ribbons, etc.
Last Medical Review: 08/08/2014
Last Revised: 02/03/2016