Cancer Canada is dedicated to helping women with and at risk of ovarian cancer
live fuller, better, longer lives.
One of the most effective ways of decreasing the number of women being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is through the identification of those at an increased genetic risk, followed by risk-reducing surgery in accordance with recommended guidelines. As part of this new focus on prevention, we are assessing the experience and satisfaction with genetic counselling and risk-reducing surgery among Canadian women to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.
you or any family members have tested positive for gene mutation in BRCA or other
ovarian cancer risk gene, have not been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have
completed or are considering risk-reducing surgery we would like to speak to you!!
A key element of this work is to speak with women who have recently gone through the genetic testing and/or risk-reducing surgery experience in a series of individual interviews. We are hoping to connect with women from all regions in Canada. Interviews are expected to last approximately 30-60 minutes, through video conferencing. We hope that this exercise will help us communicate more effectively with other women who may be at risk for ovarian cancer and advocate for positive system change.
If you have any questions about this process or are interested in participating, please contact Alicia Tone, Scientific Advisor at Ovarian Cancer Canada ([email protected]