Ovarian Cancer Support
Other Support OptionsMeeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful for those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support for those with ovarian cancer.
Several organizations offer special programs for women with ovarian cancer. Women who have had the disease serve as trained volunteers. They may talk with or visit women with cancer, provide information, and lend emotional support. They often share their experiences with treatment, ovarian reconstruction, and recovery.
You may be afraid that changes to your body will affect not only how you look, but also how other people feel about you. You may worry that ovarian cancer and its treatment will affect your sexual relationships. Many couples find it helpful to talk about their concerns. Some find that counseling or a couples' support group to be useful.