Community members and Ovarian Cancer Canada are working to address the critical issue of a shortage of gynecologic oncologists in Saskatchewan. “A delegation of women affected by ovarian cancer told their stories to bring decision makers face to face with anxieties that accompany disruptions to the health system,” said Stephanie Gosselin, Regional Director for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “We won’t stop advocating until our gynecologic oncology program is back to full capacity.”
Cécile Hryhorczuk was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2015. This summer, she plans to cycle across-Canada while raising funds in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. With a goal to raise $10,000, and prove that there is life after cancer, Cécile is using the power of social media to track her progress and invite other women living with ovarian cancer to join her along the route.
In partnership with Ovarian Cancer Canada, Cancer Chat Canada is hosting a professionally led online support group for women living with ovarian cancer. Participate from the comfort and privacy of your own home, free of charge. The group begins Friday, March 8 and runs for 8 weeks.
If you are living with ovarian cancer and looking to connect with others who understand what you are going through, visit the OVdialogue online community. Discussions are underway about recurrence, maintenance therapy and much more. Post your questions, give and get advice, as you get to know women who can relate to your journey firsthand.