Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with ovarian cancer and its treatment.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. We are the European leader in the development of new anti cancer drugs. We fund research on all aspects of the disease from its causes, to treatment and prevention, education and psychological support for patients.
We are also committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public. We do this through the About Cancer pages on our website.
Cancer Chat is our free online discussion forum for people affected by cancer. It is a safe space to talk to other people in similar situations, and find information and support.
If you have a question about cancer, you can contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses. Call free on 0808 800 4040, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. To talk in your preferred language, ask for our interpreting service. Or you can send us a question online.
We also have news, health awareness leaflets and other resources on cancer.
Ovarian cancer support and information organisations
Spracklen House, East wing
This organisation provides information about many women's health issues. For a minimum donation of £10 to cover costs, they can give personalised email advice about your reproductive, gynaecological or sexual health. Produces booklets on a range of subjects including hormone replacement therapy, menopause, hysterectomy and ovarian cysts.
The American National Cancer Institute's information on ovarian cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive, written for an American audience.
General support organisations
Books about ovarian cancer and coping with menopause
M Heffernan and M Quinn
Michelle Anderson Publishing, 2003
Bailliere Tindall, 2002
Avon Books 2000
Booklets and factsheets from other organisations
Coping with advanced cancer
Controlling cancer pain (also on CD)
Coping with hair loss (also on CD)
Healthy eating and cancer
Lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer (also on CD)
Sexuality and cancer
Talking about your cancer
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer (also on CD)
Understanding cancer of the ovary (also on CD)
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding chemotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on CD)
Borderline ovarian tumours
Ovarian cancer and your sexuality
If your bowel is blocked
Clear cell carcinoma of the ovary
Rare ovarian tumours
What Happens Next? A guide for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Back Here Again: A guide for women whose cancer has come back
Looking After Me: A guide for women with advanced or terminal ovarian cancer
Videos of people's stories
Hear what it's like to live with and beyond cancer, from people who have shared their personal stories on film.
Healthtalk has an online library of interviews with people who have lived for 5 years or more after a cancer diagnosis. See what they say about lifestyle choices, physical effects, work, family and more.
Find local cancer information and support
NHS Choices helps you to find local cancer information and support.