NormaLeah’s Hugs & Hope package is especially helpful for newly-diagnosed patients.
NormaLeah partners with Smart Patients as online support community for ovarian cancer survivors. Connect with other women who have similar experiences to help you cope with this disease.
We want to make your journey easier!
Ovarian cancer survivors have unique healthcare challenges and helping them thrive (not just survive) is part of our mission. NormaLeah’s sisterSTRONG program has many resources that can be shared with ovarian cancer patients and medical providers to make your journey easier. Please reach out and email us if we can help in any way. Our sisterSTRONG program is here to assist you.
You were just diagnosed … now what?
Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is very scary and can be overwhelming. However, the most important life-saving action you can take is to consult with a gynecologic oncologist, who will give you the greatest chance at survival. They are the only specialists who are board-certified and may opt to treat it in many different ways, depending on your specific situation. Only you and your doctor can decide what’s best.
Questions to ask your doctor
We believe that both traditional AND complementary methods can work together for better survivorship; that preemptive procedures and palliative care can minimize side effects; and that you should always consult with your doctor before starting any new regimen. Keeping a copy of all your test and procedure results will help you and your medical provider make informed choices more quickly. It’s all about you!
An informed patient is a happy patient
There is a lot of information on the internet and it is sometimes difficult to navigate the vast online resources. NormaLeah has made this easier with a list of 135 questions to ask your doctor during any phase of the disease.