Women of Teal is a play on the words "Man of Steel" used to describe Superman. I have found my fellow ovarian cancer survivors to be the strongest, most helpful women in the world. They are truly Women of Teal!
I hope women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who live in New Jersey and around the country will find this site useful.
It’s All About the Guidelines - Cancer Survivorship Research Conference Part 3
One of the most informative plenary sessions was titled Guidelines/
Implementing Survivorship Care.With the
number of cancer survivors estimated to be 14 million by the ACS the need to have guidelines for
implementing survivorship care plans is important. There are four main
guidelines each with a different audience.
This guideline is written for the
healthcare professional so a link for patients is unavailable.
ASCO published the first of its Survivorship Guidelines in
April of this year. They focus on Anxiety and Depression, Neuropathy, Fatigue
and Fertility Preservation and are meant for healthcare providers. They can be
found at http://www.asco.org/guidelines/survivorship
After learning about these guidelines we heard a discussion
of these plans by Julia Rowland, NCI and Doctors Ganz, Wender and Farber. They
raised points about the challenges of implementing survivorship plans, the
need to train PCPs regarding survivorship issues and the need for evidence based research to show whether or not patients with survivorship plans do in fact have better outcomes.