NEW YORK--Cancer Care, Inc. has launched a new online resource for
ovarian cancer patients and their families and friends. A new section
added to Cancer Cares website (www.cancercare.org)
offers a comprehensive overview of ovarian cancer and a resource guide.
The new addition to the website is made possible through an
educational grant from SmithKline Beecham Oncology. The ovarian
cancer section complements Cancer Cares other website sections
on specific types of cancer such as breast, prostate, lung, colon,
brain, and melanoma.
Information provided about the disease includes tumor differentiation
and staging, risk factors, coping, and diagnostic and treatment
options. Answers to common questions about ovarian cancer are also included.
"We wanted ovarian cancer patients to be able to address any
technical or practical concerns they have regarding the disease,"
said Diane Blum, MSW, executive director of Cancer Care. "This
website section, as with all of Cancer Cares website sections,
encourages patients to utilize all available resources for their
medical, emotional, and financial needs. We believe it will help
connect patients with essential resources."