Survivor Assistance

There are many issues a woman faces when living with ovarian cancer. While the journey can be overwhelming, there is support, hope and help available to all survivors. You are never alone!

MOCA has compiled a list of resources and programs that ovarian cancer survivors and have found useful.

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Transportation Assistance

Road to Recovery (Rides to Treatment) – This American Cancer Society program provides resources for cancer patients who have trouble getting to and from treatments. Visit site.

Corporate Angel Network – Corporate Angel Network arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets. Visit site.

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Financial Assistance

Angel Foundation – A community resource that provides emergency financial assistance to people while receiving treatment for cancer. Visit site.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or low cost by offering a Medicine Assistance Tool.  Visit site.

Patient Advocate Foundation – The Patient Advocate Foundation is now offering co-pay relief to qualifying women with ovarian cancer.  Visit site.

Pay It Forward Fund – Provides assistance to women’s cancer patients to help pay their bills while they undergo treatment at North Memorial, Unity, Mercy or Monticello-Big Lake Hospitals. Covers essential living expenses. Visit site.

Cancer Care – Provides assistance for cancer-related costs and co-pays, and professional oncology social workers can help you find additional resources. Visit site.

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Household Assistance

Angel Clean by Green Darlene — Provides a free one-time house cleaning to cancer patients undergoing treatment. Visit site.

Open Arms – A Minnesota-based service, Open Arms provides home-delivered meals to women with ovarian cancer in the Twin Cities. Visit site.

Lotsa Helping Hands — Free, private, web-based communities for organizing friends, family, and colleagues – your ‘circles of community’ – during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar. Visit site.

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Additional Assistance

Alska – A secure platform created by an ovarian cancer survivor and healthcare professional. It helps patients and their caregivers better manage the details of care and more easily provide updates, coordinate tasks and store medical information. It is offered to MOCA members at no charge. To set up your care portal go to alska.com and click on the “Get Started” tab.  Email support@alska.com and tell them you were referred from MOCA.

Cancer Legal Care – Provides free legal information and resources for cancer patients and their loved ones. Visit site.

Caring Bridge – A free website to share updates with your friends and families. Create a personalized website that allows you to keep a journal to share with others, create a planner to coordinate help, post photos and find encouragement. Visit site.

Gilda’s Club – Emotional, social, and psychological support community for everyone living with cancer. Visit site.

Look Good… Feel Better – The Look Good…Feel Better program of the American Cancer Society is a community-based, free, national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Visit site.

Pathways Minneapolis – Pathways is a building, space, and a community. It is a place set aside for exploring ways to come to holistic health through classes, special events, and individual sessions. Visit site.

Rally Registry – A gift registry for cancer patients and their loved ones. Rally Registry allows you to browse products and services that will help you create a personalized registry to share with family and friends. Visit site.

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Young Survivor Resources

LiveStrong Fertility – LiveStrong Fertility is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. This website also provides resources for alternative parenting options including egg donation, surrogacy, and adoption. Visit site.

Stupid Cancer – Non-profit organization that addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health, and social media. Visit site.

Lacuna Loft – Offers online support and resources for young adult cancer survivors and caregivers. Visit site.

For information on domestic and intercountry adoptions, we recommend you look at Child Welfare Information Gateway. Congress created this organization in 1987 to provide free information on all aspects of adoption.

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End-Of-Life Assistance

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care – Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care (MNHPC) helps educate people of all options when nearing end-of-life and provides a state-wide perspective on advance care planning, palliative care, and hospice care. Visit site.

Compassion and Choices – Compassion and Choices helps support and provides people with information and tools including advance directives, end-of-life planning, and other educational materials.  Visit site.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides resources and support to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services. Visit site.