A cancer diagnosis – of any kind – can have an impact on mental health; creating a support system can be an important form of care. While family and friends can be supportive, there is a unique sense of support and understanding from women who have been there themselves.
If you are seeking to develop a support system after an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may want to consider signing up for our Woman to Woman Peer Mentorship Program. The St. Louis community also has three additional support resources for women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
The Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
The Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis offers professionally led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and gentle exercise programs and stress-reduction classes. All are free of charge for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Their Gynecological Cancer Networking Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at their facility located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road in Town & Country.
Gyn Onc Together
Gyn Onc Together is a free support group for women affected by gynecologic cancer that meets each month at Barnes-Jewish Siteman Cancer Center, on the first floor at 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m at the Center for Advanced Medicine. For more information, call 314-362-4180.
This monthly group provides support, connection and education to women in the St. Louis Jewish community who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are anywhere along their treatment path – before, during, or post treatment. Groups are facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Newcomers are always welcome along with female family and friends; a light kosher dinner is served. The meetings are held from 5:45 to 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building in Creve Coeur. For more information call 314-442-3266.