Mission: Increase early detection of ovarian cancer by improving the standard of care.
Vision: Save women’s lives by detecting Ovarian Cancer in early stages.
Aim: Establish a specific protocol of testing via a patient symptom questionnaire to improve the current standard of care for early detection of ovarian cancer.
Aim: Educate women on the early warning signs of ovarian cancer and the available screening options.
1. To create and establish a research-supported simple patient questionnaire as a standardized screening tool for routine office visits for women in the at-risk age group. The questionnaire results will give providers an algorithm for further evaluation and testing during routine medical visits. This could include a pelvic exam, an ultrasound, and blood-work such as the CA-125 to be ordered.
2. To increase public awareness of the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer, the necessity for screening and the available testing protocol for early detection.
3. In addition to high risk groups, to increase education among adolescents and young adults.
4. To establish a network of nationwide action groups.
5. To develop partnerships with major health systems, private medical providers, nonprofits, patient advocacy groups, government agencies and insurance companies.
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