New treatments and therapies are being introduced all the time, so please don’t give up!
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 has many resources that can be shared with ovarian cancer patients and their medical providers to make your journey easier. Please reach out and email us if we can help in any way.
Consider all your options
Ovarian cancer is often a chronic disease. Many women recur after their initial treatment presenting new challenges. Family support and expert guidance is so vitally important because there are many choices for treatment in this situation. Please discuss ALL options with your doctor and family members impacted by the disease. You should be making the final decisions on your healthcare.
Ask your doctor about genomics, immunotherapy and clinical trials. In many instances, ovarian cancer patients are eligible to enroll in clinical trials — depending on stage, type, prior treatments and the molecular profile of your specific type of ovarian cancer. Many times, the fewer prior therapies you have, the better.
Advocate for what you want and need
Traditional AND complementary methods can work together for better survivorship; pre-emptive procedures and palliative care can minimize side effects; and 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 still 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.