If you have been recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, or are facing a recurrence, you may be overwhelmed and have many questions. The important thing to know is that you are not alone.

The ovarian cancer community is supportive, guiding, resourceful, and ready to help you through this journey.

Here are some ways you can create connections:

Order a free patient resource guide

Developed by Ovarian Cancer Canada in close partnership with a team of experts and those diagnosed, ’Understanding ovarian cancer: A comprehensive patient guide' can help support and inform you at any stage of your ovarian cancer experience.

Get 1:1 support from our team

Facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Ovarian Cancer Canada is here to offer you the support and advice you need. Whether you have questions about your diagnosis, your treatment, or the resources available to you, we are here to help. Our team is available to answer your questions and provide support, by phone or email.

Attend virtual education events

Attend an education event to hear directly from experts sharing knowledge on topics relevant to ovarian cancer, from prevention, to diagnosis and treatment, to managing side effects and improving your quality of life, to research and clinical trials.. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as give and receive community advice.

Join the peer support online forum

OVdialogue is Ovarian Cancer Canada's peer support online forum. It is an active and vibrant community accessible 24/7 where people with ovarian cancer can connect to share information, experiences, and provide support and encouragement for each other.

Explore resources and videos

From past webinars on how to manage symptoms, discussions with others living with ovarian cancer to handouts with questions you can bring to your next appointment, there is something for everyone.

Access peer support programs

By meeting with others who have had similar experiences, you will be able to freely share your concerns, experiences and knowledge about your journey with the disease. Our peer support programs are offered in a variety of formats, such as individualized support and support groups, and will allow you to offer and recieve practical advice and encouragement for your well-being.

Learn about ovarian cancer

Knowledge is power – knowing more about the disease can help you better understand your experience, and help answer questions you may have. You have the power to choose just how much or how little information you want to know.


I found that I did not want to burden my family and friends (although they had their fair share) with the emotions of cancer; I found talking to other women who were going through the same things was the most helpful – They understand. No one else can really ‘get it.’


Creating connections