Staying Connected

Supporting the Ovarian Cancer community through the COVID-19 period

Staying Connected 

Our Staying Connected service offers you regular email updates, and informative videos, interviews, and interactive video sessions where you can speak to experts directly and ask them your questions. The service will be really easy to use and we’ll have staff at the ready to help anyone with questions. 

We appreciate that many members of our community will be staying at home to protect the health and safety of both themselves and those around them. Working together, we feel that is our responsibility to ensure that there are ways for the ovarian cancer community to stay in touch and continue to empower themselves with information about how they can support their personal health and wellbeing.

If you’d like us to keep you up to date with this advice, information from clinicians and tips on wellbeing during this difficult time please sign up to our patient newsletter here.

Upcoming Webinars

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    Upcoming webinars

    Staying Connected in Wales: living well with and beyond cancer

    Although we still can't meet face to face at the moment, we know that local support and the opportunity to meet others in your area with a similar diagnosis can make a real difference to those who might be feeling isolated, or who have questions about their ovarian cancer.

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    Upcoming webinars

    Coventry ovarian cancer support group

    The Ovacome Coventry support group is for all people diagnosed with ovarian cancer living in the Coventry area.

    Book your spot
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    Upcoming webinars

    BRCA Circle March

    BRCA Circle is an informal monthly group session for those who carry a BRCA mutation. This is an opportunity to ask questions of our Cancer Prevention Officer, Jo, who also carries a BRCA mutation, and also share your experiences, decisions or worries in a safe space with people in a similar situation.

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    Younger women's group

    The Ovacome Younger Women’s Group is for anyone who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer before the age of 45. It is a virtual group, meaning that you can video call or phone in from anywhere. 

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    Upcoming webinars

    Get crafty with Ovacome: weaving

    Join Ovacome for their next craft session, where we'll be doing some decorative weaving using a combination of textures.

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    Upcoming webinars

    Staying Connected: Family and Friends Information and Q&A

    We are joined by Andreia Fernandes, Gynaecology-oncology Lead Nurse at The Royal Marsden, to discuss all the basics of ovarian cancer and answer all your questions.

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    Upcoming webinars

    London ovarian cancer support group

    The Ovacome London ovarian cancer support group is for all people diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The group is run jointly with Maggie's Barts. 

    Book your spot
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    Upcoming webinars

    Managing anxiety around genetic testing and beyond

    On the 9th March we’ll be discussing all the feelings you may experience through your genetic testing journey, through your decision-making over surgery or fertility choices, and how to navigate these tricky times.

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    Upcoming webinars

    Staffordshire ovarian cancer support group

    Come join Ovacome's support group for people diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the North Staffordshire area. The group is being held online for the time being.

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    Upcoming webinars

    Relationships, intimacy and mental health during and after early surgical menopause

    We're joined in this online session by Psychotherapist, Menopause Expert and Wellbeing Consultant Diane Danzebrink, who specialises in working with women and couples, guiding and supporting them through menopause and beyond. 

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    Upcoming webinars

    Staying Connected in Wales: Ovarian cancer treatment and genetic testing in Wales

    In the second event of the Staying Connected in Wales series, Ovacome and Ovarian Cancer Action are joined by Dr Rachel Jones and Dr Alexandra Murray to discuss how gynae cancer services are running at the moment, update us on the use of PARP inhibitors in treatment, and explain the genetic testing pathway for ovarian cancer patients and their families in Wales.

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    Upcoming webinars

    Early menopause group March

    This chatty, informal session gives you the chance to connect with others going through, or about to go through, similar challenges, as well as to share advice and tips on how to manage symptoms and where to find information on all aspects of the menopause.

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    Upcoming webinars

    How can we boost the immune system to help kill cancer? with Professor Ahmed

    In this session, join our researcher Professor Ahmed Ahmed to learn how he will use the immune system to find highly effective new treatments for women with ovarian cancer.

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    Upcoming webinars

    The Cancer Loyalty Card Study: Reducing delays in diagnosis

    In this research session come and learn how researchers are using loyalty cards for early cancer diagnosis. Dr James Flanagan and Dr Hannah Brewer from Imperial College London will talk through their research study which will see if women are more likely to purchase certain products to manage symptoms of ovarian cancer before seeing a health professional.

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BRCA Q&A with Jo Stanford and Dr Angela Brady

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Previous webinars

Informative videos, interviews, and interactive video sessions

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Emergency funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund) and the Welsh Voluntary Services Emergency Fund has helped to fund our Staying Connected programme. Our trust and corporate supporters are: The Moondance Foundation Covid-Relief fund; The Childwick Trust; Astrazeneca; Roche; Abbvie; Glaxosmithkline;  Bristol Myers Squibb; and Clovis Oncology.

We would like to thank all of our funders for their support.