Indiana's Nonprofit Resource & Education Organization for OVARIAN CANCER
Support Survivors, Caregivers & Families
Ovar'coming Together, Inc.
2625 N. Meridian Street, Suite #108, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Toll Free: 855-855-OVAR | Ph: 317-925-6643 | Fax: 317-925-6673
Ovar'coming Together, Inc. © 2014
Ovar'coming Together Resources & Programs
Survivor and Caregiver Education
HOPE Packets are provided FREE of charge to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to medical professionals who assist in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Packets include books, resource listings, general information, brochures, catalogs, digital media, awareness materials, and more. Call or CLICK HERE to request copies.
Educational Meetings are regularly scheduled for survivors and caregivers. Medical professionals and other qualified experts speak regarding a variety of topics such as survivorship, genetics, diet, complementary medicine and more. Meeting announcements are emailed to survivors and a schedule of upcoming events can always be found on the organization's calendar.
Ovar’coming Together provides free seminars on ovarian cancer to businesses, groups, and community organizations throughout Indiana.
Help spread the word about ovarian cancer by requesting free literature to display at your business, house of worship, library, beauty salon or community organization.
Contact Ovar’coming Together to staff a booth at your upcoming health fair. Our booth display includes a table-top display, free literature, and Ovar’coming Together representatives who can answer questions.
Presentations for Health Care Professionals
Nothing more effectively puts a face to an illness than meeting patients who have received a cancer diagnosis and learning from their experiences. Contact Ovar’coming Together to schedule such a meeting for the staff of your medical facility. Ovar’coming Together will send a representative to your location to discuss her own individual experiences and challenges with ovarian cancer.
Survivors Teaching Students
Ovar'coming Together's newest educational initiative is Survivors Teaching Students®. The program puts ovarian cancer survivors into medical classrooms to share their stories and key information about ovarian cancer. Students gain insights into listening to patient concerns and become sensitized to the psychosocial aspects of ovarian cancer as well as the need for early detection. Survivors and students directly interact to enhance the students’ learning. Students are surveyed to assess their understanding of the disease and the presentation’s value. Ovarian cancer survivors, volunteers and medical teaching schools are always needed and invited to join the effort. Training is provided to survivors and facilitators.
Community Education / Public Awareness
A gynecologic oncologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. Research over the past two decades has shown that referral to a gynecologic oncologist is one of the top factors in increasing ovarian cancer survival rates, as well as decreasing rates of recurrence.