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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States.

It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women.

Although most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in women over age 55, the disease can occur in younger women.

Almost 32 percent of women diagnosed are age 54 or younger.






How does Sisters In Survival differ from other cancer organizations?

While other organizations focus on awareness and research efforts, the money raised by Sisters In Survival goes directly to ovarian cancer patients who are currently in treatment and cannot afford their prescribed medication or diagnostic evaluation procedures.

Are the patients you help covered by insurance or Medicare?

Yes. But policies and coverage vary widely.

Certain drugs—including anti-nausea medications—can come with very large co-payments. So many women are forced to forgo them.

Similarly, certain diagnostic assessment procedures, such as PET scans, can cost several thousand dollars each. Some insurance policies deny this coverage completely.

Where is Sisters In Survival located?

The foundation is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

What communities do you serve?

We are currently in partnership with doctors and imaging centers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and neighboring Arizona communities. However, the medical professionals in our network treat patients from all over the country.

As we grow through the generous contributions of our donors, we hope to expand our network of partners and extend our help to ovarian cancer patients in other communities.



How are the funds dispensed if a patient needs help?

When a patient is unable to pay for medication or diagnostics prescribed by her physician, and financial need has been established, SIS is notified by her doctor’s office. We then follow established procedures to pay for treatment or assessment procedures on her behalf.

How does Sisters In Survival determine “financial need”?

Financial need is determined by the doctor’s staff who directly serves the patient. The determination is based on multiple criteria.

Can a patient apply to you for her own financial assistance?

No. We do not give money directly to patients. Just as financial need is determined by the doctor’s staff, all patient referrals to Sisters In Survival must come through her treating physician’s office.

How can a medical practice office apply for partnership?

At this time, Sisters In Survival does not have the ability to investigate unsolicited applications for new medical partners.

Does Sisters In Survival provide funding for patients with other types of cancer?

Yes. While our primary focus is ovarian cancer patients, SIS provides assistance to patients with other gynecologic cancers who are currently being treated  by physicians in our partnership.



Where does my money go?

Sisters In Survival is an all volunteer organization. Over ninety-seven percent of the money we receive goes toward providing patients currently in treatment with prescribed medication and diagnostic procedures.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Sisters In Survival is a charitable non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We will provide a receipt for all contributions in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.

How do I make a donation?

Credit card donations can be made through PayPal

Check donations - made payable to Sisters In Survival - can be sent to:

Sisters In Survival
10751 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Ste. 104
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

Where can I go if I have further questions?
You may email your questions to: sistersinsurvival@gmail.com
If you would like to speak to someone directly, you can reach us at: (480) 488-2013.


For more information on ovarian cancer awareness groups and research funding, please visit: www.ovarian.org   www.ocrf.org   www.ovariancancer.org

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