Coping with a New Diagnosis
Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is an upsetting and overwhelming experience. Very often after diagnosis, women feel very alone. We’re here to help you.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to offer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families; educates the public about ovarian cancer; and raises funds to advance ovarian cancer research.
You do not have to take this journey alone. We have many resources to help you navigate your way. As you face many decisions and emotions along this roller coaster ride, we believe that knowledge is power.
With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program
No one should have to go through the process of ovarian cancer treatment alone and SROCF is striving to eliminate that possibility through the With a Little Help From Her Friends support program. The purpose of our Patient Support Program is to make the stress of dealing with ovarian cancer treatment less confusing and solitary by providing consistent first-line peer level contact. Expertly trained With a Little Help From Her Friends Mentors will provide those recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer a peer contact that can:
- Find available social resources;
- Provide a toolkit and offer support that only a peer can;
- Offer suggestions on the best way to communicate questions and information to their physicians and other healthcare providers; and
- Lend much needed emotional support
The goal of the With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program is to ensure that every ovarian cancer patient gets the support they need and deserve.
If you are a patient in need of a peer mentor or would like to participate in the With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program as a mentor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Co-Pay assistance, visit the Patient Advocate Foundation
To read about ovarian cancer, its risk factors and treatment: About Ovarian Cancer
To find support services near you: Support and Resources
A Resource Guide for College Students Living with a Chronic Illness: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/chronic-health-issues/
To explore available clinical trials: Find a Clinical Trial
To get connected with our organization: About Us
To be connected with another ovarian cancer survivor, email Robin at
JadeYoga and Dara’s Defense Kripalu Scholarship 2015
This scholarship is for a 3 day, 2 night R & R Retreat package for two to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and will be awarded annually for at least the next three years to an ovarian or fallopian tube cancer patient and a friend or partner. For more information and to apply, visit darasdefense.org. 2015 deadline is May 1.
Daytime Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Provides support and motivation for people living with ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:30 am at Hava Java in Allentown, PA. Call Shelly Fisher at (215) 968-1706 or Carol at (610) 262-1072 for free registration.
Horse Power for Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Glenmoore, PA that provides an educational and therapeutic horsemanship program for cancer patients and survivors of all ages and their families. Our goal is to help families living with cancer focus on their minds, bodies and souls, rather than the disease while learning about horses in an atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork and fun. The students learn all aspects of horse care, along with riding. The weekly lessons are 90 minutes long and are customized for each individual based on age, experience, comfort level, health and physical ability. Since cancer diagnoses often affects more than just the person diagnosed, we invite and encourage one family member to join with the cancer patient/survivor. To learn more, please visit www.horsepowerforlife.org
Find A Clinical Trial
We want you to be aware of all treatment options. Sandy Rollman is working with EmergingMed to offer you a way to take action – a free, unbiased, confidential, personalized service that helps you understand which ovarian clinical trials may be an option for you. Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people with early stage or advanced cancers. They have a natural place in your care as doctors strive to improve current ovarian treatments and search for new and better ones.
How does the service work? We help you quickly search for clinical trials that match your specific diagnosis and treatment history. We recommend that you search for clinical trial options before you begin your first treatment and again at any time you are faced with a new treatment decision. Our service helps you stay informed about all your choices. We never want to hear you say: “I wish I had known about that option earlier”. The service is free, unbiased and completely confidential.
We encourage you to call 844-893-5521 to find clinical trials that match your situation and to learn more about cancer research. Our clinical trial navigators are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm ET or email: SandyOvarian@emergingmed.com