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An informative monthly online conversation led by industry experts, offering a variety of topics relevant to ovarian cancer.  Each is designed to educate and raise awareness.  Check out our upcoming sessions or watch sessions from the past.

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Upcoming and Past Sessions

Neuropathy and Ovarian Cancer

Air Date: Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Join us as we discuss neuropathy – a common side effect of #ovariancancer treatment. Learn about the signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.

Presenter: Patrick Martone, D.O., of Northwell Health
Go to Facebook on January 27th, 2022
4:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM PT

Support for Financial Barriers

November 18th, 2021

Live Date: November 18th, 2021 On this Ask the Experts Session, we will provide viewers with information about NOCC’s newly launched Financial Assistance Program in collaboration with our partners at the Patient Advocate Foundation.

About the Financial Assistance Program: The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Financial Assistance Program is here to help reduce the barriers associated with ovarian cancer treatment and clinical trial participation by providing financial assistance for non-medical expenses. The NOCC Financial Assistance Program includes two funds:

– National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Clinical Trial Fund

– National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Treatment Fund

 

About Patient Advocate Foundation: Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating illnesses.

Talking with family about health history and risk

October 28th, 2021.

We sat down with Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, CGC, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide you with the information, tools, and resources you need to talk to your family about health history in order to understand ovarian cancer risk.

 

About Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, CGC

Leigha Senter is a licensed genetic counselor and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute where she specializes in cancer genetics risk assessment in women with gynecologic cancers. Ms. Senter has more than a decade of research experience in hereditary cancers with a primary focus on BRCA gene-related projects with more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the advisory board for FORCE, an advocacy group for patients with hereditary cancers. She’s a past member of the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is currently the Associate Director of OSU’s genetic counseling graduate program.

Ovarian Cancer Basics

September 30th, 2021

Originally aired Thursday, September 30th. During this Ask the Experts segment, we sat down with Dr. Sharyn N. Lewin and discussed the basics of ovarian cancer

Research in Clinical Trials

August 26th, 2021

Recorded Thursday, August 26th, We sat down with Dr. Shannon Westin, MD, MPH of MD Anderson Cancer Center, to discuss ovarian cancer clinical trials.

The Role of Exercise in Ovarian Cancer Survivorship

July 29th, 2021

Recorded Thursday, July 29th, We sat down with Jennifer Cochran, CEO of Fitness Design Solutions, and discussed how getting active in survivorship can support your overall health goals.

Survivorship Plans with Dr. Dana Chase

May 27th, 2021

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and  Dr. Dana Chase, MD of Arizona Oncology discuss the importance of survivorship plans.  Explore what a cancer survivorship plan is, what information should be included, and how to work with your care team to create one.

Fertility Issues for Young Survivors

April 29th, 2021

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and a panel of young ovarian cancer survivors discuss fertility issues for young survivors. Topics include questions young patients should ask their care team at diagnosis, options for having children before and after surgical menopause, and strategies for addressing the psychological impact of fertility loss. The panel also includes Meghan Sollinger, a Patient Navigator from the Ulman Foundation, a national community supporting adolescent and young cancer survivors.

How to Be Your Own Advocate

March 25th, 2021

On this Ask the Experts, we discuss what it means to be your own advocate and why it’s important. We identify ways patients can advocate for themselves and build relationships with their care team in order to feel confident and prepared for the journey ahead. It is important for Survivors to feel empowered to communicate their concerns, ask questions, and get clarity when needed.

Heart Health and Ovarian Cancer

March 2, 2021
Join us as Dr. Tolu Agunbiade, a specialist in Cardio-Oncology at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute shares her expertise on heart health as it relates to a cancer diagnosis. Survivors will come away with an understanding of the questions they should ask their own care team when discussing treatment options, suggestions for minimizing cardiovascular disease risk, and more.

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors Need to Know About COVID-19 And The New Vaccines

February 10, 2021
Hear Libby Ernharth, MPAS PA-C, Infectious Diseases, Romano, Pontzer & Associates, and ovarian cancer Survivor Dr. Stephanie Archer, MD, UPMC Family Medicine, as they share up-to-date information about Covid-19 and the newly approved vaccines. Come away feeling empowered to ask the right questions when speaking with your healthcare team about Covid-related issues.

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