Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the “silent killer” because the symptoms are easy to overlook until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance wants to turn up the volume on the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer to promote earlier detection and better treatment outcomes. MOCA does this through a multi-faceted information campaign aimed at medical professionals, lawmakers, and the community at large.
MOCA hosts several educational meetings each year for ovarian cancer survivors, family members and friends. These meetings are free and open to the public. This page provides registration information for upcoming meetings.
Educating doctors, nurses, and medical students to achieve earlier diagnosis and better treatment for ovarian cancer is a critical component of MOCA’s mission.
MOCA exhibits at events throughout the year in public, medical, educational and cancer-specific settings. Feel free to suggest events for MOCA to attend; we’re especially interested in reaching out to areas of Minnesota beyond the Twin Cities.
MOCA partners with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to influence lawmakers and policy makers.
Does your community have a summer celebration that includes a parade? One of the ways MOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer is by providing a parade float that can be “checked out” and used in parades around Minnesota.
Here are some recent news stories from TV, radio, newspapers, and other media outlets that have mentioned the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or ovarian cancer initiatives within the state.
Spread the word about ovarian cancer and show your support for the survivors in your life with educational materials and awareness accessories like bracelets and pins.