Ovarian Cancer Survivors' Brunch
Save the date- April 23rd, 2023
What is the Survivors’ Brunch?
The survivors’ brunch is an event that began in 2007 with 17 survivors in attendance. It has grown over the years and there have been as many as 150 survivors joining us. With family and friends who join them, the event continues to grow reaching an average attendance of approximately 300 people. This event enables ladies who are traveling the same journey to get together, and in many cases bond. Newly diagnosed women are given a sense of hope when they meet and talk with attendees who have experienced years of survival. As you may know, there are very few if any support groups solely focused on women who are survivors of this devastating disease for which there is no test. This is one day dedicated just to them.
WOCA invites survivors from across the state to join them as their guests at a brunch that is dedicated to them. Gynecologic oncologists from hospitals throughout the state are also invited to join the ladies in a stress free and carefree environment.
How Does It Happen??
No. It isn’t magic! WOCA takes care of all the details, planning, inviting, and anything else that makes this an event the ladies look forward to with great anticipation every year. However, we can’t make it happen without your support. Click to become a sponsor!
2022 Recorded Sessions:
Newly Diagnosed Webinar-Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Dickson from Advocate Aurora Health, Clearity Counselor Jeanice Hansen, and Julia Leonardi, a Gynecologic Cancer Survivor.
UW Madison Research Update- Dr. Lisa Barroilhet & Dr. Manish Patankar
Dr. Barroilhet updated bio
Dr. Barroilhet is an Associate Professor with tenure in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After finishing her residency in 2009, she completed her three-year clinical and research fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Barroilhet joined the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2012, where she currently serves as the director of translational research. She was also recently named the Dolores Buchler Endowed Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and the Interim Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been the recipient of the NCI Clinical Care Team Leadership Award, a K12 career development award, and is currently a GOG Scholar Investigator. Her laboratory is currently funded by the NIH and focuses on the use of small molecule inhibitors to prevent ovarian cancer.
Survivor's Teaching Students Info Session
Vasomotor Symptoms, Menopause & Cancer-Dr. Erin Stevens (Prevea Health)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America presents a webinar on holistic approaches within your cancer journey.
Integrative care services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® offer physical, emotional benefits
The doctors and clinicians at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)® may recommend supportive care services as part of a patient’s personalized treatment plan.
An integrative approach to cancer care treats the disease with surgery, chemotherapy and other conventional tools while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and quality of life with evidence-informed supportive care services such as nutritional support, naturopathic support, oncology rehabilitation and behavioral health.
Integrative care services are designed to address the symptoms of cancer, the side effects of treatments, as well as the stress, emotional toll and impact on relationships that fighting cancer may cause.
As one CTCA® patient noted: “My naturopathic provider and my dietician helped me manage and prevent side effects, taught me how to shop for and cook healthier foods, and recommended supplements to take during and after treatment to help my recovery.”
Watch the video above to learn more about integrative care at CTCA and get some practical tips for maintaining physical and emotional well-being from CTCA Chicago Behavioral Health Therapist and Sexual Health Liaison Alexandria Callahan and Naturopathic Provider Sunhee Williams.