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We are here for you.

We are here for you.

We are here for you.

We are here for you

We are here for you.

We are here for you.

Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (OAK) provides educational resources, a support network for women with ovarian and gynecologic cancers, community outreach, and research funding. The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be subtle and easily mistaken for less serious illnesses, which can delay diagnosis and treatment until the disease is more advanced. OAK focuses its efforts on educating women about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, empowering them to become advocates for themselves with their medical providers. Monthly support meetings for women with all forms of gynecologic cancers are one of the foundations of the organization, along with educational symposiums, presence at community and civic events, ovarian cancer survivors teaching medical and nursing students, an annual survivor celebration and fellowship dinners. Through donations and fundraisers, OAK is able to provide these valuable services, which enhance the lives of women in our community.

Thank you for your help in furthering our mission.

Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (OAK) provides educational resources, a support network for women with ovarian and gynecologic cancers, community outreach, and research funding. The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be subtle and easily mistaken for less serious illnesses, which can delay diagnosis and treatment until the disease is more advanced. OAK focuses its efforts on educating women about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, empowering them to become advocates for themselves with their medical providers. Monthly support meetings for women with all forms of gynecologic cancers are one of the foundations of the organization, along with educational symposiums, presence at community and civic events, ovarian cancer survivors teaching medical and nursing students, an annual survivor celebration and fellowship dinners. Through donations and fundraisers, OAK is able to provide these valuable services, which enhance the lives of women in our community.

Thank you for your help in furthering our mission.


What is
ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is when malignant cells develop in, near, or on the outer layer of one or both of the ovaries, which are two small glands on either side of the uterus. The most common type of ovarian cancer is Basic Epithelial. Ovarian cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women, and causes more deaths than any gynecologic cancer. Find out how to Know Your Normal, as well as your risk factors, on our facts page.
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What is
ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is when malignant cells develop in, near, or on the outer layer of one or both of the ovaries, which are two small glands on either side of the uterus. The most common type of ovarian cancer is Basic Epithelial.

Know
your normal

While ovarian cancer can produce symptoms like bloating, feelings of fullness, pelvic or abdominal pain, and urinary difficulties, there are not always noticeable signs. In early stages, symptoms that are present often mimic other common problems.

Awareness
is best.

A pap smear only detects cervical cancer- there is no test for ovarian cancer. However, even in the early stages, there are gynecologic symptoms. Know the symptoms, your risk factors, and YOUR normal to increase the likelihood of early detection – and survival.

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is when malignant cells develop in, near, or on the outer layer of one or both of the ovaries, which are two small glands on either side of the uterus. The most common type of ovarian cancer is Basic Epithelial.

Know your normal

While ovarian cancer can produce symptoms like bloating, feelings of fullness, pelvic or abdominal pain, and urinary difficulties, there are not always noticeable signs. In early stages, symptoms that are present often mimic other common problems.

Awareness is best.

A pap smear only detects cervical cancer- there is no test for ovarian cancer. However, even in the early stages, there are gynecologic symptoms. Know the symptoms, your risk factors, and YOUR normal to increase the likelihood of early detection – and survival.