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  • Welcome to Steps Through OC

    Steps Through OC is a six-month program of free professional counseling in tandem with education, referrals and other resources for any woman facing ovarian cancer, her family and active caregivers. Our goal is to support physical and emotional health so people feel, function and live well with OC.

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  • Welcome to Steps Through OC

    Steps Through OC is a six-month program of free professional counseling in tandem with education, referrals and other resources for any woman facing ovarian cancer, her family and active caregivers. Our goal is to support physical and emotional health so people feel, function and live well with OC.

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  • Welcome to Steps Through OC

    Steps Through OC is a six-month program of free professional counseling in tandem with education, referrals and other resources for any woman facing ovarian cancer, her family and active caregivers. Our goal is to support physical and emotional health so people feel, function and live well with OC.

  • Each participant is matched with a professional Ovarian Cancer Counselor. Together, they’ll develop an individualized support plan. Someone might seek help absorbing a new diagnosis and understanding treatment options. Others may need guidance to manage side effects or face a difficult prognosis, while someone in remission wants strategies for restoring energy. Caregivers may be confronting stressful family dynamics or financial issues.

Wherever people are in their experience, Steps Through OC will be here with expert support centered around each person’s changing needs.

  • What to expect from

    Steps Through OC

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  • Start by registering online

    Our confidential OC Coordinates survey asks about your clinical situation and your priority concerns.

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  • Professional Ovarian Cancer Counseling begins

    You’ll be matched with an OC Counselor and work together one-on-one for six months. All counselors have master’s degrees and OC expertise.

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  • Counselors curate the information you need

    Up to ten sessions are conducted via phone or videoconference. OC Counselors follow up with education, referrals and other resources that respond to your specific concerns.

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  • Support continues informally after six months

    Counselors are available if new needs arise.

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  • Steps Through OC’s goal is for you to feel, function and live well with ovarian cancer.

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  • Leadership

    Experts in ovarian cancer science, treatment management, advocacy, counseling, oncology social work and psychology lead Steps Through OC. The resources we offer are based in science, vetted by ovarian cancer specialists, delivered thoughtfully and tailored to each person’s unique situation by master’s degree trained professionals.

  • Professional Ovarian Cancer Counselors

    • Susan Hess

      Lead Ovarian Cancer Counselor

    • Ina Bawaya
      Jilynne Hafen
      Cheryl Hughes
      Jaynie Muggli
      Shirley Pattan
      Thomas J. Pier
      Deborah Polinsky
      KrisAnn Talarico

  • Design and Consulting

    • Deborah Zajchowski

      Scientific Director, The Clearity Foundation

    • Bonnie A. McGregor

      Clinical Psychologist

    • Michael Eselun

      Oncology Chaplain

    • Gretchen Gruender

      Oncology Dietician/Nutritionist

    • Rachel Pisani

      Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Practitioner

  • Program Direction

  • About Steps Through OC

    The Clearity Foundation was founded in 2008 to improve survival and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer by providing science-based information on personalized treatment options. In 2017, Clearity partnered with Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation to deliver psychosocial support and credible resources, creating Steps Through OC.

    Steps Through OC is a program of The Clearity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Seed funding is provided in part by Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation and The Clearity Foundation. To offer expanded access to these services at no cost to patients, we’re seeking collaboration with advocacy organizations, institutional funders and private donors.

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  • STEPS THROUGH OC offers free support for anyone coping with ovarian cancer.

    We intentionally seek to serve people whose access to safe, affirming, responsive care may be limited by income, geography, language or discrimination of any kind.

  • Contact

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    All rights reserved unless otherwise noted.

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Ready to participate? Register here now, or contact counselor@stepsthrough.org or 1.866.830.5134 (toll free).
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