25 Ways to Support An Ovarian Cancer Survivor

by Susan Hess, MA, LPC - Nicki’s Circle Support Group Facilitator


  • If in treatment, accompany her to chemo
  • Help her with a wig purchase - or buy an extra wig for her
  • Walk the dog
  • Buy her a gift card from the health food store
  • Sign her up for grocery delivery
  • Set up a website for her at
  • Arrange for a house cleaning service to come in
  • Visit for a few hours and give her caregiver a break
  • Help her create a binder of all medical information
  • Don’t ask, “How are you doing?” every time you see her
  • Buy her a music CD or iTunes gift card
  • Buy her fashionable scarves & hats
  • Select an inspirational book and read it to her out loud
  • Bring her ice cream and milkshakes (if needed!)
  • Schedule friends to assist with house cleaning tasks
  • Deliver a frozen meal that can be easily cooked
  • Accompany her to a Nicki’s Circle support group
  • Help her make phone calls
  • Help her find alternative and complementary therapies
  • Look past her diagnosis and see her shining soul
  • Arrange for fresh flower deliveries on a weekly basis
  • Accompany her on a walk
  • Send her a card or e-card every day or week during treatment
  • Help her plan a schedule for visitors & assistance
  • Listen to her struggles and offer hope and encouragement