DALLAS & SUN VALLEY, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community provides these women a safe, secure and private online resource, where they can find peer-to-peer support, share their experience and build community. This new online platform is now available at http://nocccommunity.ovarian.org/.
“We’ve listened to various women battling this devastating cancer asking for a platform to share similar experiences and that’s why we’re so excited to launch NOCC CancerConnect Community. We believe it will play an emotional and supportive role in the treatment of ovarian cancer,” says Debra Battista, Chapter Relations Manager for the NOCC. “The idea is to provide a safe, anonymous social media community where survivors can learn from other survivors.”
The NOCC CancerConnect Community will provide a secure environment where these individuals can share information, provide support, and validate their experience with others as they learn to manage and cope with their situation.
“Women with ovarian cancer and their families need ongoing access to information and support,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media. “We are pleased that leading advocacy groups like the NOCC continue to select CancerConnect as the preferred social media application.”
Increased awareness, improved genetic testing, and access to new management strategies are all important for women at risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as those battling the disease.
Registering with the NOCC CancerConnect Community is fast, free, and confidential. Visit http://nocccommunity.ovarian.org/.
CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.
OMNI Health Media
OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty website and application developer and publisher of consumer health information. OMNI has developed and manages CancerConnect, theGIConnection, theRAConnection, and theSpineCommunity. These social communities can be accessed directly or used by gastroenterologists, oncologists, and rheumatologists to provide support and build community on their websites for their patients in a safe, secure, moderated environment.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Since its inception, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer. NOCC is well established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer, and remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For more information, please visit http://www.ovarian.org.