Ovarian Cancer Resources

At Join the Many, our care for you extends far beyond your legal fight. So much of your daily life revolves around your illness and recovery, and it’s important you’re supported in that area of your life also. While Join the Many can confidently guide you on your legal journey, we are not medical experts. That’s why we’re proud to entrust your medical support to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)Founded in 1991, the NOCC grew from a grassroots effort into a major force driving awareness and change in the diagnosis, treatment, and cure for ovarian cancer. The NOCC supports survivors and caregivers, and funds research to advance treatment and find a cure.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, dealing with recurring illness, or caring for a family member with ovarian cancer, the NOCC can provide you and your family with invaluable resources to help you better understand and manage your situation.

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a complex disease, with endless variables that determine how a patient will be affected by it. Get the facts about ovarian cancer from the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and research funds to advance treatment and find a cure.
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Who’s at risk?

While no one can predict whether or not they will develop ovarian cancer, there are certain factors that can increase the likelihood that they will. Let the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition help you understand the risk factors of ovarian cancer and what to do if you or someone you love are at greater risk.
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Signs and symptoms

As with most diseases, early detection of ovarian cancer can make all the difference when it comes to effective treatment and recovery, especially if you’re at an increased risk. The signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer can often mimic other ailments, but the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition explains here what you should look for.
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The earlier ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chances for survival. You should always report signs or symptoms to your doctor, but further testing will be needed to diagnose you. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has detailed the tests and exams you should pursue if you’re worried you may be sick.
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Types and stages

Like with other types of cancer, ovarian cancer is diagnosed by type and stage. According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, there are three common types and four stages of ovarian cancer. Knowing how your disease is classified will help you understand the treatment options available to you and allow you to take a more active role in your treatment and recovery decisions.
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Treatment options

Research is constantly being done to better understand how to treat and even cure ovarian cancer. As the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition explains, scientific breakthroughs have greatly expanded treatment options, as well as complementary therapies and side effect management options. As you and your doctor discuss the best path for you, it’s important to understand each option and how it may affect you.
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Chemotherapy and side effects

Chemotherapy is one of the most widely recognized treatment options for cancer patients, and it can be very effective in some cases. However, it is associated with side effects, some severe, that many patients may not anticipate. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has broken down what chemotherapy is, how it works, and what you can do to manage the side effects you may experience.
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Research and clinical trials

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has partnered with other organizations to fund the research and development of new therapies and treatments for ovarian cancer patients. Their efforts, along with the efforts of others, have allowed for incredible breakthroughs in treatments and clinical trials that offer new hope to patients.
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Programs and resources

When you’re diagnosed with a disease as terrifying as ovarian cancer, a strong support system is one of the most important things you’ll need to stay positive and focus on getting better. When you Join the Many, you are not alone. We’re proud to share resources like the services and programs offered by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, which can provide support and encouragement when you need it most.
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As you research ovarian cancer or speak with your doctors about your health, it’s easy to become confused or overwhelmed by all the information thrown your way–especially if it includes complex health or science jargon. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has compiled a comprehensive glossary of terms to help.
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Ovarian Cancer: From Testing to Treatment

Ovarian cancer is an incredibly difficult journey for patients and caregivers alike. Every instance is different, but each one starts with the crucial first step of diagnosis through an ovarian cancer test, then moves to the next stage: treatment.

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Your Ovarian Cancer Questions Answered

Every situation is different, and so no one has all the answers. However, we’ve attempted to answer some of the most common ones to help you or your loved one navigate your new reality.

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General Ovarian Cancer Information

Ovarian cancer is the top killer of women with gynecological cancers, and the fifth most common cause of death among women overall. Unfortunately, most cases are identified late, leading to a low survival rate.

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