- Johns Hopkins medicine patients’ guide to ovarian cancer by Ritu Salani (2011)
This concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide puts you on a path to wellness by explaining ovarian cancer treatments from start to finish.
- Positive results : making the best decisions when you’re at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer by Joi L Morris (2010)
Discovering you are at risk allows you to make informed choices about lifestyle and medical interventions. Learn about women who are coming to grips with the information of their genetic and medical tests.
- 100 questions & answers about ovarian cancer by Don S. Dizon (2006)
Combines both the doctor’s and patient’s perspectives on ovarian cancer.
- A guide to survivorship for women with ovarian cancer by Fredrick J. Montz (2005)
Ovarian cancer : your guide to taking control by Kristine Conner (2003)
- Gilda’s disease : sharing personal experiences and a medical perspective on ovarian cancer by M Steven Piver (1996)
After Gilda Radner’s death in 1989, her husband Gene Wilder’s interest in her ovarian cancer led him to work with Dr. M Steven Piver to ensure that the material provided here is accessible and informative without being too scary. The result is a book that offers both medical and personal insights into ovarian cancer.
- Facing ovarian cancer: a woman’s guide to ovarian cancer (2008, 120 minutes)
Presents information on ovarian cancer. Includes interviews with gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Covers: symptoms; seeking a diagnosis; prognosis; treatment options; surgery; coping with chemotherapy, hair-loss, and self-image; care and support; follow-up care; recurrence. (Australian)
Resources for children
- Where’s Mom’s hair? : a family’s journey through cancer by Debbie Watters
A compassionate and gentle look at a family’s journey through cancer. 31 pages.
- Punk wig by Lori Ries
When a mother loses her hair during chemotherapy, a son gives her constant support as he helps her choose a wig. Picture book.
- Cancer in the family: helping children cope with a parent’s illness
This guide for families discusses ways to help young or adolescent children deal with a parent’s diagnosis of cancer. 218 pages.
Find current news and research on ovarian cancer through the library’s subscription online resources, plus access the full-text of current medical and academic journals using your library card. Find these resources & more under the Research tab on the library’s website.
Journal of Ovarian Research – Provides information on clinical research on ovarian function, abnormalities, and cancer. Focuses on research that provides new insights into ovarian functions as well as prevention and treatment of diseases afflicting the organ. Full text online access from 2008– current through Academic One File, then “Browse Publications”.
- MedlinePlus Health Topic: Ovarian Cancer – portal to dozens of reliable health and medical websites
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance: advancing the interests of women with ovarian cancer
Order free publications from the National Cancer Institute including:
- “What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer” (48 pages)
- “When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer” (44 pages)
- “BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing” (10 pages