Discovery Year: Building a network of cancer survivors living without an omentum
A collaborative partnership between cancer survivors living without an omentum, and an engaged advisory team.
Free Workshop: "Together We Can Learn About Living Without an Omentum"
NOTE: The workshop has changed to a webinar format due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Who: Cancer Survivors Living Without an Omentum
What: An Educational Workshop, offered via an online webinar
When: Saturday May 30, 2020; 10:00 to 3:00
Where: Online Webinar
RSVP: Space is limited
Questions: Email Meg at
It has been referred to as “the quirkiest” organ in your body; it is regularly called “an apron of fat” and also known as “the policeman of the abdomen”; it is part of the immune system, the lymphatic system, and may play a role in thermoregulation.
The omentum is removed in ovarian cancer staging surgeries, as standard protocol, since cancer cells are often “hidden” in the omentum. It is also removed in certain cases during uterine (endometrial) cancer surgery, appendix cancer, and colon cancer surgery.
Are some cancer survivors experiencing unrecognized symptoms related to the removal of their omentum?
Free, One-day Workshop:
Empower cancer survivors living without an omentum with educational information to potentially improve their quality of life. Participating cancer survivors will learn about the omentum and the lymphatic system.
To provide educational information about the omentum and the lymphatic system
To meet other cancer survivors living without an omentum
To raise awareness of this under-studied organ