My 49 year old sister was diagnosed back in October last year. I just discovered the fact that she has ovarian cancer.
How can I best support her and her husband in this journey? Are there support groups for family?
Yes there are support groups for Ovarian Cancer. This site is one of them there is also the Cancer Council and some on Facebook.
You don't state if your sister has had her operation or is going through Chemo or finished it. There are many ways you can support her just by being there for her.....if she is having chemo go with her and sit play games or just read makes the time go faster. There will be days she just wants to be alone accept this its not any easy thing to comprehend. The biggest thing of all is ASK her we all feel that we can do this journey alone or don't want to burden others with anything. It's lovely to see that you will be there for her and her husband.
It's not any easy journey however its made easier with the love of family and friends.
I’m sorry to hear about your sister. Just a note to let you know that Ovarian Cancer Australia also supports families of those with ovarian cancer.
We can arrange a Resilience Kit to be sent to you at home; this is a written resource with lots of reliable information, and women's stories. It also lists support groups we have on offer that you and your sister may be interested in. If you'd like this to be sent out to you at home you can order the kit online here; https://ovariancancer.net.au/shop/resources/resilience-kit/.
You can always contact our Phone and Email Information service on 1300 660 334 (during business hours) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our support team is made up of nurses and counsellors with significant experience in women's health and can be a good place to seek further information or support services or just have a chat.