You may find it useful to give your patient some Ovarian Cancer Action information leaflets:
Many cancer charities run telephone support lines that offer emotional support and advice where women can speak to someone anonymously over the phone.
- Macmillan Cancer Care - 0808 808 00 00
- Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres - 0300 123 1801
- Ovacome - 0845 371 0554
Speaking to someone who has been there
If your patient would like to talk to someone who has had or who has ovarian cancer call us on 0300 456 4700 and we can put you in touch.
Although everyone’s experiences are different, they might be able to offer some personal, practical advice and give your patient a feel of what you might expect.
You could also point her to our stories from women who have ovarian cancer. Read ‘your stories’ now.