Quick information handout by the Gyn-onc Health Information Service
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. The research funds are allocated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
BC Cancer Agency(BCCA)
The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation.
National Cancer Institute
The US Government's main agency for cancer research and training.
PDQ® (Physician Data Query) summaries for more information about ovarian cancer:
American Cancer Society
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
MedlinePlus (Developed by the National Library of Medicine)
Foundation for Women's Cancer
The mission of the Foundation for Women's Cancer is to increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed with cancers specific to them.
UptoDate (for advanced readers)
UpToDate has produced articles for patients and their family members who seek current, reliable information on a variety of medical conditions and topics.
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
Search the JGH Patient Education Network (PEN) Collection for cancer books to borrow from the hospital.
Tips: Choose "Advanced Search" and select "Hope & Cope E730.1" or "PFRC (Patient and Family Resource Centre) A-200" from the drop-down menu of “Physical Location”.
Other book recommendations
Oncolink Library includes cancer related book and video reviews, summaries of cancer related journal articles, poetry from cancer patients, with links to peer reviewed journals, OncoServe, and ScienceDirect.
Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic: Guide to Women's Cancers (hardcover). Kensington Publishing Corp; 2005. ISBN-10: 189300533X ISBN-13: 978-1893005334
Kristine Conner and Lauren Langford. Ovarian Cancer Your Guide to Taking Control (paperback). O’Reilly Patient Center Guides; 2003. ISBN-10: 0596500165 ISBN-13: 0-596-50016-5
Please note: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.