Ovarian Cancer


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.


Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC)
The Pan-CanadianPatient Guide is expanded from a resource originally developed by the B.C. Cancer Foundation. By incorporating information and resources from across Canada, the Guide aims to help patients make sense of the diagnosis and the steps that they may encounter on the journey during treatment and life after cancer.

 Rsources > Gynecologic Cancer Resource Guide > Ovarian/Fallopian Tube Cancer

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

International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)
The mission of the IGCS is to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide through education and training and public awareness.

 Advocacy > About Women's Cancers > Click on "Ovarian Cancer" from bottom left corner

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

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)

Mayo Clinic

 Diseases & Conditions > O > Ovarian cancer

Developed by the National Library of Medicine

 Disorders and Conditions: Cancers > Ovarian Cancer

 Medical Encyclopedia > 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

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.

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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

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

Cancer Reserach UK
The website is designed by Cancer Research UK that provides reliable, easy to understand patient information.

 About Cancer > Cancer types > Ovarian Cancer

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
With more than 25,000 members worldwide, ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. Its education and information resources support an integrated multi-professional approach to cancer care, from a medical oncology perspective. In addition, ESMO is committed to disseminate knowledge to cancer patients and the public, and promote equal access to optimal cancer care for all cancer patients.  

 For patients > Patient guides > Ovarian Cancer: A Guide for Patients
 Ovarian Cancer : Guide for Patients (.pdf)        New

Macmillan Cancer Support
Founded in 1911, Macmillan Cancer Support has grown to become the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. It exists to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, both those living with cancer and also their families and carers.

 Cancer Information and Support > Cancer Type A to Z > 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

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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