"Diagnosis of ovarian cancer doesn't have to be a diagnosis of isolation. The Peer Network reminds me that I am not alone and empowers US to navigate our path of survivorship together."
Dr. Mona Gauthier,
cancer research and survivor
"We are all women at different stages on the road to survivorship. Ovarian cancer has its unique challenges. It's comforting to have a welcoming place for like-minded women
to meet and discuss our common issues.”
"The collective voice of our peer network group, through advocacy and education, adds an audible chorus of awareness and support to women ovarian cancer survivors and their health care teams."
"There is so much that needs to change to better meet the needs of women facing Ovarian Cancer. This network provides an opportunity to share experiences, with the possibility to advocate as a network for system changes."
"The Network provides a safe place where we can talk freely and share information. We have a pretty good idea what the woman beside us is going through. It makes me feel stronger – I hope the same for all."
"For the first two years following diagnosis, the aloneness, in spite of family, friends and a wonderful medical team, sometimes was overwhelming. Joining the OVCA Peer Group was a real turning point. Now I was among remarkable women in a place where we could all talk and share experiences, be understood immediately and learn together. There is so much to learn about OC to help the survivors and to promote finding early diagnosis for those that follow."
"This is a support group where others facing Ovarian Cancer REALLY understand. No question is too silly! We are able to share experiences, offer tips about navigating our health care and support one another."