While the ninth most common cancer among women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, and is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers.
There are approximately 22,000 women per year in the U.S. diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Over 14,000 will lose their lives to the disease.
Because there is no test for the detection of ovarian cancer, it is most often discovered in the later stages.
Until there is a test to detect ovarian cancer, awareness and education is extremely important.
At OASIS, we believe that all women should be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in order to improve their chances of survival. We also believe that all women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer deserve support, information and resources to help them in their battle with this disease.
We are a group of ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers, and inspired volunteers in the Inland Empire of Southern California who believe in:
-Creating awareness of ovarian cancer by educating women, families, and health professionals about early detection of ovarian cancer.
-Supporting and advocating for survivors through our patient outreach program, sponsoring a self-help ovarian cancer support group, and one-on-one counseling for women who contact us.
You can support OASIS in several ways. OASIS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization which relies entirely on donations. You can make a donation below.
OASIS members give presentations about ovarian cancer – the risks, symptoms, and other information, to local organizations. If you are a member of an organization which would be interested in an ovarian cancer presentation, or know of such an organization, please contact us at (909) 725-3459.
OASIS is always in need of volunteers for our fundraising events, health fairs, and other activities. We also have positions open on our Board of Directors. Please call (909) 725-3459 if you are interested in volunteering and helping to save womens’ lives!
If you are an ovarian cancer survivor, you might be interested in becoming a presenter with our local Survivors Teaching Students – Saving Womens’ Lives program. This involves presenting our stories to medical students in order to make them aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please call (909) 725-3459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are a Proud Partner-Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance