Woman to Woman Mentor Program
A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience. Woman to Woman at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), a program of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), is a peer-to-peer support program for patients diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. Cancer patients are paired with trained peer mentors, who provide one-on-one emotional support and shared experiences. Woman to Woman also promotes education and self-advocacy for those in treatment.
Mentors: Here to Help
Woman to Woman mentors are here to help—to listen, to discuss concerns, and to provide support. These mentors give hope, along with the special insights that can only come from someone with their own personal gynecologic cancer experience. You will be carefully matched with a mentor that’s a good fit for you—your cancer type, age, language and culture, and any other preferences you have, will be taken into account.
Your Woman to Woman mentor will be with you through the duration of your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, for as long as you would like to be matched.
All services are offered free of charge to participants.
If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, please fill out this link or call the VICC Woman to Woman Coordinator at 615-322-0449.
Cancer Survivors: Volunteer Opportunity
If you are a gynecologic cancer survivor and are interested in serving as a Woman to Woman mentor for newly diagnosed patients, please complete this application form or call the VICC Woman to Woman Coordinator at 615-322-0449.
|Woman to Woman is a program of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. Woman to Woman at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center is funded by Chic Awearness and Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center is proud to partner with Chic Awearness in their mission to provide ongoing education and support for patients and families impacted by gynecologic cancers.|