Nicki's Circle Support Groups
All of our support groups are currently being held virtually. Click here for our current schedule:
Contact Katlyn Von Muenster, LPCC for more info: 720.724.8612, Katlyn@colo-ovariancancer.org.
OCRA’s Inspire Ovarian Cancer Online - Support Community
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
1101 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
866.399.6262 (Ovarian Cancer National Alliance)
“The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, an Inspire trusted partner. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s mission is to advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer. The Inspire website network creates community for anyone who faces health issues, and provides a place where patients, families, friends and caregivers can ask questions and connect with one another.”
This link is for the weekly virtual support groups. This online gathering is a great way to meet and connect with other gynecologic cancer patients and survivors.
275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.
15-Week Online Ovarian Cancer Support Group
CancerCare® offers a 15-week online support group for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who are currently receiving treatment. In this group led by an oncology social worker, patients give support to each other and share resources and information. To join this group, please complete the online registration process. After joining this password-protected group, you can read and post messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Pillars4Life, Inc., 6380 Wilshire, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(844) 745-5277 (PILLARS)
“If you are feeling afraid, confused, overwhelmed or disconnected, you are not alone. Cancer is a traumatic experience and few people know how to cope with such a life-changing event. However, there are skills and strategies you can learn to regain a sense of control amidst the chaos and start feeling like yourself again. Our Core Program is proven in multiple studies with researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute to help people overcome the distress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD that often accompany a cancer diagnosis and to empower them to feel more confident making decisions and taking care of themselves. In other words, they feel better. The Core Program consists of 10 self-paced online modules with videos, activities, and live sessions for $14.99/month. Try a free live Core Program session to experience it first-hand. Whether you are a patient, survivor, friend or family member, The Core Program can help you navigate the challenges of cancer and reengage in life. It's easy, anonymous, and affordable.”
“Imerman Angels provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Through our unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like you - a “Mentor Angel.” A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has beaten the same type of cancer. A Mentor Angel is walking, talking, living proof, and inspiration that cancer can be beaten. Our service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.”
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support - from GYN Diagnosis to Treatment to Surgery Recovery
“Hysterectomy support from HysterSisters - diagnosis to surgery through recovery and beyond. Covering: pre-op, post-op, gynecologic treatment options, surgical procedures, fibroids, endometriosis, menopause, hormonal issues, pelvic floor, GYN cancer, oophorectomy, sexual dysfunction, and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after hysterectomy - the surgical removal of the uterus. Join to ask your questions in our Hysterectomy Support Forums and browse the Articles and Resources. Members receive access to customized, step-by-step Hysterectomy Checkpoints. You are not alone! Your HysterSisters are here for you.”
Cancer Support Community
“We provide emotional and educational services for all people affected by cancer. ‘The Living Room’ provides a place where anyone impacted by cancer can find support, education and hope. The Cancer Support Community offers a way to connect with others through real-time professionally-led support groups, the ability to keep family and friends up-to-date on personal web pages, more than 20 discussion boards and a special space for teens impacted by cancer.”
I Can Cope® Online Classes – American Cancer Society
“I Can Cope® is a free online educational program for people facing cancer and their families and friends. The program is comprised of self-paced classes that can be taken any time, day or night. Take as few or as many classes as you like. Many topics are offered such as information about cancer, managing treatments and side effects, healthy eating during and after treatment, communicating with family and friends, finding resources, and more. No registration is required. Just click on any title from the list. “
Cancer Survivor Network – American Cancer Society
“The CSN discussion boards and chatroom are excellent ways to meet your CSN "neighbors" and develop friendships, exchange practical information, and support one another. The CSN community is full of knowledgeable, kind, and caring people you will want to get to know. You must be a registered member and logged in to enter our chatrooms or to post to the discussion boards.”
Wordpress Blog & Yahoo Group for MMMT
These sites are about Gynecological Carcinosarcoma which is also known as MMMT which stands for Malignant Mixed Mesodermal (or Mullerian) Tumor.
“This group is dedicated to patients and their families who have been diagnosed with uterine carcinosarcoma (or MMMT) or any of its cousins including ovarian MMMT and adenosarcoma or other sarcoma-based gynecologic cancers. MMMT and its cousins are rare cancers that have both carcinoma and sarcoma components. My hope is to create a community where we can share information and provide support to one another as we travel this seemingly desolate road.”
You’ll find a very useful Facts Page about MMMT through this link:
Founded by a Colorado ovarian cancer survivor, MyLifeLine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites. The mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing. When you create your own website, you create a supportive community and an easy way to keep everyone informed of your progress. Includes a Helping Calendar for organizing assistance from friends and family.