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    Advocating for the care you deserve

    Ovarian Cancer Canada and Wellspring Cancer Support teamed up to bring you a Speaker Series session with Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Teal Sisters living with ovarian cancer. Watch this session for tips on how you can advocate for the best possible care, seek second opinions, provide practical self-care tips, empower you on your journey, and more.

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    Talk to your doctor about: Clinical trials

    Need some guidance on discussing clinical trials with your doctor? Here is a reference tool you can use at your next appointment.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: Participating in a clinical trial

    Learn about participating in a clinical trial, its success, side effects, and follow up.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: Is a clinical trial right for you?

    Explore questions you can ask yourself and the clinical trial team when deciding if a clinical trial is right for you.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: Finding a clinical trial

    Discover how to find a clinical trial, get resources to help, and see what to do if you can't find one.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: The basics

    Learn the basics of clinical trials such as what they are, how they are run, all about placebos, and more.

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    Managing side effects of chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy commonly produces many side effects, get tips on how to manage them.


    Managing the Side Effects of Treatment

    Treatment for ovarian cancer is associated with a range of side effects. Learn about common side effects and importantly, find out how you can effectively treat and reduce them.

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    Self care after surgery

    It is important to be gentle with yourself following surgery for ovarian cancer. Here are some activities that might help you to feel better, and some activities that you may want to avoid.


    Stages of ovarian cancer

    Staging is the process of finding out how widespread the cancer is within the body.  If the cancer has spread, the stage describes how far it has spread from the ovaries to other parts of the body.