It’s true - the pap test does NOT detect . That’s why it’s important to learn the risks, signs, and symptoms of this disease to advocate for yourself and others. To learn more, visit our website today. https://bit.ly/3HA1mfM
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Central Region
Designed by our partners at Savor Health, Ask Ina is a virtual nutrition assistant that helps cancer survivors stay nourished through treatment and into survivorship. https://bit.ly/3ThkpQl
The Central Region of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - serving Arkansas, Kansas, Louisana, No
The mission of the NOCC is to save lives through the prevention and cure of ovarian cancer and to improve quality of life for survivors and their caregivers.
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Everyone should have equal access to care. Today and every day, NOCC proudly stands alongside other cancer organizations to help by offering programs and direct support services that reduce barriers to treatment.
Are you ready to help us work towards a world? Check out the campaign and use your voice to spread the word! https://bit.ly/3kVLxrZ .
Are you a Texas-based business owner looking to expand your reach and give back to the community? Become a vendor at ’s 2023 National Wellness Retreat May 11th-13th. Email me today at [email protected] for more information.
Inspired by his passion for tennis and love for his mother, who passed of , Cody Hurley used our ROCK the Day platform to host a tennis tournament at Capitol University, where he serves as head tennis coach.
His Awareness efforts have raised thousands of dollars for ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers, and families.
Looking to turn your passion into action? Fundraise your way here! https://bit.ly/40qkZzk
Are you a Texas-based business owner looking to expand your reach and give back to the community? Become a partner at ’s 2023 National Wellness Retreat May 11th-13th. Email me today at [email protected] for more information.
Clinical Trials lead to new and improved standards of care for patients. The NOCC Clinical Trial Fund aims to reduce financial barriers by providing financial assistance for non-medical costs associated with participation. To learn more and apply, visit our website today: https://bit.ly/3JxBjIL
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation may have damaging effects on the heart and cardiovascular system. Knowing your risk for heart problems can help you stay healthy. Follow us throughout the month as we share helpful tips!
From giving love to getting healthy, learn all the ways your heart can support you and your loved ones during an ovarian cancer journey. Join us throughout February as we talk about how to take care of your heart.
Have you registered for the National Wellness Retreat? When you take advantage of NOCC's Wellness Retreat pricing, you have access to all that this waterfront hotel offers. From exploring the Mandalay Canal by gondola or stand-up paddleboard, treating yourself to the world-class spa, or visiting one of the many shops and restaurants steps away, your weekend will be filled with lasting memories.
Join us for the 2023 Natinoal Wellness Retreat, May 11th-13th! To learn more and take advantage of $99 early bird pricing now through 2/20, visit: https://bit.ly/3Dvsbk6 .
Have you been looking for a resourceful and trusting community to help you understand your journey with ? The NOCC CancerConnect Community is a safe space to bring your thoughts and concerns.
Meet a community to share experiences, and receive valuable insight and support in a safe setting moderated by medical professionals. To learn more and join, visit our website today. https://bit.ly/3Y9e5wx
Here at NOCC, we are dedicated to raising awareness of the risks, signs, and symptoms of so that you can better advocate for yourself and others. To learn more, visit our website today. https://bit.ly/3Jp72M1
What are you doing to stay to reach your goals today?
Take time to take stock in all that you have accomplished. Looking back on the milestones in your health journey will help keep you focused on your goals. What are you doing to stay motivated today?
Our Faces of Hope cancer care kits hope to help bring some comfort back. With our complimentary tote bag, we provide valuable educational materials, resources, and comfort items for those in ovarian cancer treatment. Visit our website today! https://bit.ly/3kLzTA0
Keep up with friends to keep motivated! Having an accountability partner:
🔵 Helps you stay on track with your goal
🔵 Can share advice when things get difficult
🔵 Truly shares in the excitement of your milestone achievements
Connect with a loved one in your life and achieve these goals together!
Registration is LIVE for our 2023 Wellness Retreat! Join us in person for an inspiring three-day retreat, May 11th-13th, in Dallas, Texas. Connect with the ovarian cancer community and discover valuable insight to guide your survivorship journey. Ready to learn more and register? Visit our website today! https://bit.ly/3XCkbpd
Looking for Nutrition Advice to Help Build Healthy Habits? Ask Ina!
Designed by our partners at Savor Health, Ask Ina is a virtual nutrition assistant that helps cancer survivors stay nourished through treatment and into survivorship. https://bit.ly/3Wuno8Z
There is no better way to stick to your healthy habits than sharing your goals with family and friends! Saying your goals out loud may help keep you accountable and stay motivated.
👀Keep an eye out on our posts all week as we share tips and programs to keep you on track with your healthy habits.
Anyone born with ovaries is at risk for , but there are factors that can increase your risk. Learn about the risks, signs, and symptoms and how early detection is key. https://bit.ly/3XGKABS
When you are emotionally healthy, you can better manage emotions that come up along your journey. Try some of our tips today!
Developing and sustaining quality relationships may help us live longer, happier lives. However, maintaining good relationships is a two-way street, so here are some tips for success:
🔵Listen as much as you speak - give your friends and family time to share updates about their lives.
🔵Make time for relationships - as adults, friendships can take a back seat to life's day-to-day. Be sure to make time to connect with people who are important to you.
🔵Show kindness - this is the core of any relationship. Be kind and watch your relationships grow.
Who do you plan on catching up with to support your ?
Every should have a safe and supportive space to talk about their experiences. With our TEAL Cares program, caregivers are part of a professionally led group to share their role alongside others. To join us on the first Tuesday of each month, visit our website today! https://bit.ly/3XypMN4
Did you know that you could work on strengthening your relationships with the stroke of a pen? Journaling your experiences can help work through emotions and reflect on better communication with others. There are many other benefits to journaling, including:
🔵 Improving your memory - from keeping track of dates to writing down important details from your latest health care appointment, journaling is a great way to keep track of important information.
🔵 Working through your emotions - although there are many things we can't control with an diagnosis, jotting down your feelings can help you process your feelings.
What type of journaling do you do to support your ?
Connect with the community wherever you are with our TEAL Hearts Network. Our virtual peer-to-peer support groups are here for you throughout your ovarian cancer journey. https://bit.ly/3GLzq8c
“Everybody can be great because everyone can serve.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the community sharing awareness.
Strengthening your social connections can help support your emotional health and overall well-being. For those living with or affected by ovarian cancer, finding a group of survivors or caregivers can help support you when the stress of a diagnosis feels overwhelming. How do you connect with your ?
Anyone born with ovaries is at risk for , but there are factors that can increase your risk. Learn about the risks, signs, and symptoms and how early detection is key. https://bit.ly/3QCv4EW
Today is the perfect day to support your ! What tip are you trying today?
When dealing with an diagnosis, seeking a therapist can help you survive and thrive while navigating the unknown. Talking to a professional can help with things like:
🔵 Facing the unknown during or after your cancer treatment
🔵 Feeling more in control of your life
🔵 Processing emotions that may come up around the side effects of your treatment
Talk to your health care team, who may be able to refer you to professionals with experience in the cancer space. How do you take care of your ?
Finding peace of mind can be difficult, but finding help shouldn’t be. Our TEAL Comfort for the Mind program provides two months of free at-home professional counseling to anyone affected by an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Visit our website today. https://ovarian.org/find-support/resources-self-care/professional-counseling/
What is sleep hygiene? A sleep routine or sleep hygiene are physical and environmental habits that support a consistent sleep pattern. Sleep hygiene is an important part of your physical and mental well-being. As an patient or caregiver, many things may affect your sleep patterns. Consider trying a few tips such as:
🔵 Keep a regular sleep routine by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.
🔵 Avoid caffeine 6 to 8 hours before bedtime.
🔵 Take medications at the same time each day.
What habits can you incorporate into your routine to support healthy sleep hygiene?
Looking to sleep more soundly tonight? Check out our DigiTEAL Summer Series session "Improved Sleep for Healing," led by Dr. Brian Gonzalez of the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Did you know that the way you breathe can affect your whole body? Breathing deeply can help decrease your heart rate and reduce stress. Be sure to follow us throughout the month for ideas on how to support your physical, mental, and emotional health in the new year!
It’s true - the pap test does NOT detect . That’s why it’s important to learn the risks, signs, and symptoms of this disease to advocate for yourself and others. To learn more, visit our website today. https://bit.ly/3VQWBDK
Take some time to take care of your physical health today!
We are happy to announce that ovarian cancer survivor and NOCC Board President Meredith Mitstifer and her son Ryan Walton have been featured on KGUN 9, as both are taking on the challenge of hiking and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro with this summer! Hear their inspiring story here: https://bit.ly/3WTtcKa
Looking to learn more about the benefits of physical activity for ovarian cancer survivors? Check out our past segment with Dr. Christopher Terry, oncologist and founder of Athletes Fighting Cancer: https://bit.ly/3XfxED3
Peer To Peer Support
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, 6:30 pm CT
Join the Central Texas National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, for a virtual Teal Hearts Network Meeting. Take the time to say hello to a Teal Sister, offer support to someone newly diagnosed, or hear words of encouragement.
All you need is your computer, tablet, or phone to participate via Zoom Virtual Meeting. This complimentary session is open to anyone with a current or past diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Link to register below.
No one should choose between receiving care for an diagnosis and paying their bills. The NOCC Treatment Fund provides those in active treatment or on maintenance therapy with $1,000 to offset non-medical costs. https://bit.ly/3VQ7o0G
Getting active and having fun should go hand in hand. So as you start planning your healthy routine, get back to basics and find small ways to have fun with physical activity.
⭐From dancing to your favorite tune on the radio to catching up with your friends on the go, find a way to move that moves you.
What are your favorite ways to get your steps in?