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LOCAL PROGRAMS:
 
 

Financial Support for Underprivileged Patients:

OvarCare© is a financial support and care package especially designed for ovarian cancer patients in need while in active treatment – to celebrate these incredibly strong and resilient women.

 

 

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Women’s Cancer Awareness & Outreach Events:

We host seminars to educate our community about the latest developments in diagnosis and care continuum of women’s cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship.

 
 
 

Research Grants For Clinical Impact:

We award grants for breakthrough ovarian cancer research to impact early detection, novel treatments, and patient survival.

 
Community Support

Overcoming Cancer – Celebrating Life!

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Thank you so much everyone involved for this awesome gift!!! I loved it and I had a great time!!! Thank you” – Marisa

“I am thankful for what you all do! You are bringing smiles to peoples faces that really needed it :)”
– Ovarcome supporter, Danielle
 
 
# “It was a special surprise for me when I won the door prize with lovely gifts and coupons for services. It is always inspiring to hear what Ovarcome is doing in developing countries. I look forward to being an Ovarcome supporter in years to come." – Betty White


 
GLOBAL PROGRAMS:
 
Our work globally is currently focused on awareness campaigns and providing treatment support to underprivileged women in developing nations.
India Initiatives:
 
 
Financial Grants for Treatment Support:
We provide these grants in India to underprivileged women for multiple rounds of chemotherapy treatment in direct partnership with well-renowned hospitals. In India, underprivileged women often subsist on less than $100 per month, and the cost of chemotherapy can range from $250 - $500, depending on the round and stage of treatment.
 
Physician Led Detection, Prevention and Screening Workshops:
We conduct physician led workshops regarding women’s cancers (ovarian, breast and cervical) in rural areas of India and educate on early detection of symptoms, prevention and screening techniques. We are planning to host quarterly HPV vaccination camps in the future to address the rising incidence of cervical cancer in India.
 
Awareness Programs:
We promote women’s cancer awareness by distributing informational postcards translated in various regional languages of India and by organizing grassroots outreach campaigns with the help of local volunteers.
 
Africa Initiatives:
 
Awareness Programs:
We partner with Christian Ministries of Africa (CMA) to distribute awareness postcards to hundreds of women in parts of Africa. Our representatives and on-site volunteers educate women living in this part of the world about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and discuss treatment options with them. Similar programs are being planned in the future in other underserved regions impacted by the incidence of ovarian and other women’s cancers.
 
 
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quick facts

 

 

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common in women

 

Approximately 70% of women with ovarian cancer have extensive disease at the time of diagnosis

 

If diagnosed at the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 94%;

Ovarian cancer occurs more often after menopause than before and incidence increases dramatically with age.

 

Women who have never had children or whose first pregnancy occurred after age 35 are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who have not.

 

Breast-feeding and taking birth control pills appear to reduce a woman's risk.

 

In general, the American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting the amount of saturated fats for prevention of ovarian cancer

 

Some women may inherit a mutation of a gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) from either their mother or father that increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally suppress cell growth.

 

The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.

 

Family history can be a valuable indicator of higher risk for some women. One or more close relatives with ovarian cancer, or breast cancer at an early age could indicate an increase in your risk.

 
            
 
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