Speakers Bureau

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The Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance (OCOCA) Speakers Bureau offers multi-faceted presentations:

Our Community Outreach Program is designed to educate women in our region on the common symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer. We emphasize the importance of early detection and the steps to take in getting proper diagnosis and treatment.
We travel to all interested venues:

  • organizations

  • cancer support agencies

  • senior centers

  • healthcare professionals

  • civic and religious groups

These one hour presentations, adaptable to the needs and interests of each particular audience, generally consist of:


A brief testimonial by a trained member of the Speakers Bureau describing her personal experience with ovarian cancer.


A detailed and informative formal PowerPoint presentation, created in association with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and the Society for Gynecologic Oncologists which covers:

  • the basic facts about ovarian cancer

  • risk factors and common symptoms

  • the steps to take if ovarian cancer symptoms persist

  • the importance of treatment by appropriate medical specialists

  • resources for further information.

Distribution of packets containing written materials relevant to the audience
Time for audience questions and comments.

Our Medical School Project: Survivors Teaching Medical Students is designed to educate 3rd year medical students to become more sensitive to the symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer. This one hour presentation generally consists of:

  • Information about OCOCA and services we provide.

  • Personal stories, as vehicles for education, are shared by ovarian cancer survivors and others whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer.

  • Dialogue between the presenters and students.

The effectiveness of this model is seen in the 99+% positive feedback received from the students who have participated. We are currently presenting at University of California Irvine Medical School. Similar programs are being offered throughout the country as part of OCNA’s national outreach program.

Education and Awareness Materials
Distribution of materials developed by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a key component of our education and awareness program.

Available materials include:
Awareness Cards, available in 4” x 9” pamphlet size as well as 2” x 3 ˝” business card size, featuring the most essential Ovarian Cancer risk and symptom information. Available en Espanol.

Fact sheets about Ovarian Cancer risks & symptoms.

Population specific awareness material targeting:

  • Lesbians

  • Minority Women

  • Older Women

  • Jewish Women

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