Your cancer affects all those in your close circle. Sharing news about your diagnosis with your friends and family may seem difficult at first. You will have to decide how much to tell them and when. Perhaps you don’t want to burden them and make them worry. You may be afraid that they will avoid you because of your illness. Keeping the lines of communication open at this time is more important than ever. As you cope with ovarian cancer, you may need their support and to rely on them more.
All Ovarian Cancer Canada materials are available free of charge from the Ovarian Cancer Canada office. Call us toll-free at 1-877-413-7970 to order our information materials as well as our free book and companion video "You Are Not Alone".
For specific disease information, please refer to our comprehensive Disease Information section of this website.
A Guide for Canadian Women Living with Ovarian Cancer
You Are Not Alone is a handbook specifically created for women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Canada and a task group of ovarian cancer survivors collaborated on all aspects of the book, and the accompanying videotape "We Just Heard," to ensure it is a comprehensive and valuable source of information and support for women dealing with ovarian cancer as well as for those close to them.
The kit was designed with the needs of Canadian women in mind—whether they live in urban, rural or remote areas.
If you would like to order this resource and you are a Canadian woman living with ovarian cancer, a healthcare professional or librarian, please email Ovarian Cancer Canada with your mailing address.
We regret, at this time, this resource can only be mailed within Canada.