Ovarian Cancer

 Ovarian Cancer (.pdf)


Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC)

Ovarian Cancer Canada has undertaken some key initiatives that have dramatically contributed to the advancement and understanding of the issues surrounding ovarian cancer in Canada.


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.

 Cancer Information > Cancer type > See all > Ovarian Cancer

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.

 Health Info > Types of cancer > Women's Cancer > Ovary

Women's Health Matters

Women's health experts from Women's College Hospital and the Women’s College Research Institute developed this site and play an ongoing role in its expansion and review.

 Health Centres > Ovarian Cancer

National Cancer Institute

The US Government's main agency for cancer research and training.

 Cancer topics > All cancer types > O > Ovarian cancer

PDQ® (Physician Data Query) summaries for more information about ovarian cancer:

 Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer

 Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

 Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors

American Cancer Society

 Learn about cancer > Select a Cancer Type > Ovarian Cancer


Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

 Types of Cancer > Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer

Mayo Clinic

 Diseases & Conditions > O > Ovarian cancer


Developed by the National Library of Medicine

 Disorders and Conditions: Cancers > Ovarian Cancer

 Medical Encyclopedia > Ovarian cancer

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.(click on the link and scroll down to CANCER > Ovarian cancer)

 Patient Info

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)

The NOCC's mission is to raise awareness & promote education about ovarian cancer. The coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

 Click here

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.

 Gynecologic Cancers > Cancer Types > Ovarian cancer
 Ovarian Cancer : Your Guide (.pdf)


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.

 Cancer Types > O > Ovarian Cancer


Search the  JGH Patient Education Network (PEN) Collection for cancer books to borrow from the hospital.

Other Book Recommendations

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Ovarian Cancer (Adobe Flash Player required). Retrieved February 22, 2018.  http://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/ovarian/index.html

 Google Books

 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

Last updated on February 18, 2019.

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.

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