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."