Mission:  promote ovarian cancer awareness and education; support those diagnosed and survivors; and advocate for public policy and funding.

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Call us toll-free at 877-682-2679.

We will respond to your message within a day.

Peer support

Receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be a huge shock. Those of us who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have sought treatment want to be available for newly diagnosed women. It might be an e-mail, a phone call, or meeting in person. Please contact us at our toll-free number 877-682-2679 or by email at info@ovariancancerosw.org.


We issue a monthly online newsletter to our subscriber list. This newsletter includes a column called "In Her Own Words" which features the personal story of a different ovarian cancer survivor each month. The newsletter also contains information about events, classes, gatherings and breaking news.

See our past Newsletters:  Newsletter Archive


Exhibiting at health fairs

Health fairs are an excellent opportunity for distributing awareness materials on ovarian cancer. If you are planning a health fair or know of one locally, please contact us for more information. We have exhibited at the Komen Health Fairs, the OHSU Women's Health Conference, the Cancer Care Resources Summit, the Native American Tribal Cancer Care Conference, Woman's Health Fair at PCC, and the SHOC Walk and others.

Speaking to groups

We are willing to speak to any group who would benefit from increased awareness of ovarian cancer. It might be a group of neighbors, a women’s group, or a professional organization. Please contact us in advance if you would like to request a speaker. 

Speaking to health care professionals and students

To help educate future health professionals about this disease, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance offers a free educational program to health professional schools. Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives ® is proven to increase future health care professionals’ understanding of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors. This program brings ovarian cancer survivors into the classroom, where they present their unique stories along with facts about the disease. Students are able to interact with and learn from actual patients.

Locally, we present to:

  • Medical students at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) at OHSU during their ob/gyn rotation.
  • Nursing school students at Concordia, Linfield, OHSU, University of Portland, WSU-Vancouver, and Walla Walla University
  • Naturopathic students at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)
  • Nurse practitioner students at Washington State University (WSU) in Vancouver, WA and at OHSU in Portland, OR
  • Physician Assistant students at Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR
  • Pharmacy students at Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR
  • Others: Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, Employees of Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Operating Room nurses at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, and nurses at Kaiser Interstate"

Read comments from an April STS session at Pacific University (Pharmacy program)

Legislative updates

We are advocates for legislation on issues relating to ovarian cancer. On our website we will keep you posted on legislation related to ovarian cancer and action you can take to support it.

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Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington
16420 SE McGillivray, Suite 103, PMB 243  
Vancouver, WA 98683-3461
(877) 682-2679        info@ovariancancerosw.org

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