News & Blog

News & Blog

  • Blog

    24 January 2018

    "We shared tears, laughter and lots of stories"

    Myfanwy has taken part in numerous Women V Cancer events over the last few years, enjoying unforgettable experiences and making lifelong friends along the way. Although the challenges have often seemed daunting, the strength and determination her mum showed during her cancer treatment has been a source of inspiration for Myfanwy.
    Myfanwy WvC
  • Your Stories

    23 January 2018

    Katie Mumford

    When Katie discovered she was BRCA2 positive, she knew immediately that she wanted to have preventative breast surgery to reduce her risk of breast cancer. However, the decision about when to remove her ovaries and the implications of doing so is proving to be more emotionally complex.
    Katie Mumford
  • News

    19 January 2018

    Ovarian Cancer Action partners with Pureology

    Ovarian Cancer Action is delighted to announce a partnership with Pureology; a leading L’Oréal haircare brand
    Pureology edit
  • News

    19 January 2018

    New blood test could help detect eight different cancers

    Widely reported in the news today is the story that scientists have taken a step towards developing a universal blood test for cancer.
    Blood test
  • News

    18 January 2018

    BRCA testing for women over 30 could save thousands of lives

    A study at Queen Mary University London has revealed that screening all women over 30 for BRCA genetic mutations could prevent tens of thousands of cases of breast and ovarian cancer.
    DNA BRCA
  • Blog

    13 January 2018

    Join us and Walk In Her Name!

    Are you thinking about organising a walk to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action? Our Community Fundraiser Jess...
    WIHN
  • Blog

    08 January 2018

    Challenge yourself in 2018!

    In 2018, get active to take action against ovarian cancer! Whether it's your first 10k, a trek abroad or an epic nighttime cycle - there's something for everyone. We've rounded up some of the best events to get involved with this year.
    Ride London Challenge
  • Blog

    21 December 2017

    Get fit for free: Why walking should be your new year's resolution in 2018

    Why not join us this year and make your resolution to walk!
    WIHN
  • Blog

    18 December 2017

    Meet our Walk In Her Name Ambassadors!

    As people all over the country begin to plan their own Walk In Her Name, what better time to meet our Walk In Her Name Ambassadors. Or WINHAs (winnas) as I like to call them!
    Kelsey
  • Blog

    18 December 2017

    Our 2017 highlights!

    We share some of our highlights from 2017
    Highlights
  • News

    18 December 2017

    Life-extending ovarian cancer drug licensed for use in the UK

    There has been exciting news today, with the announcement that niraparib, a new drug for women with ovarian cancer, has been approved for use in the UK.
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  • Blog

    14 December 2017

    Endometriosis and ovarian cancer risk

    Our Health Projects Manager Ross Little responds to a recent article in The Lancet on how clinicians should approach ovarian cancer risk with patients who have endometriosis.
    Endometriosis
  • Blog

    12 December 2017

    "That Christmas was going to be her last, so every little thing took on a new meaning."

    Our Cancer Prevention Officer, Jo Stanford, lost her mum to ovarian cancer in 2006. She looks back on the final Christmas they shared together and to the future, grateful that access to genetic testing means she can be there for her own children for many Christmases to come.
    Jo and her Mum
  • Your Stories

    08 December 2017

    Maureen Powell

    Maureen was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last year, aged 50. It has not been an easy journey but after taking part in a clinical trial, she is now in remission and intends to make the most of life.
    Maureen Powell
  • News

    07 December 2017

    Britain Against Cancer Conference

    The annual Britain Against Cancer conference is a day that brings around 400 people together for the biggest day in the Parliamentary calendar focused on cancer. Yesterday our Head of Campaigns, Marie-Claire, headed to Westminster to talk all things ovarian cancer:
    Britain Against Cancer 2
  • Blog

    01 December 2017

    Box2Beat Cancer: Teresa's story

    Elite Piloxing Instructor Teresa Malins held a three-hour Box2Beat Cancer event in Beckenham, raising more than £12,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action! She shares her reasons for hosting the event and what made it such a success
    Teresa Malins2
  • Blog

    30 November 2017

    "The hardest part for me was talking to my children about the BRCA mutation"

    Emma Noon shares her story, from finding out she has a BRCA gene mutation to the preventative surgery that followed.
    Emma Noon ovarian cancer action blog post
  • Your Stories

    29 November 2017

    Jo Blankley

    Jo Blankley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 29. Eight years on from her diagnosis, she shares her story to encourage other women to listen to their bodies and to act on anything that doesn't feel right...
    Jo Blankley
  • Blog

    23 November 2017

    Why I'm taking part in Walk in Her Name 2018

    Last year, Gill Campbell decided to hold her Walk in Her Name in memory of her twin sister, Wendy Taylor, who sadly passed away in October 2015. She shares her experience...
    Gill Campbell collage
  • Blog

    22 November 2017

    "I’ve learnt to cherish every moment with my family"

    After losing her cousin to ovarian cancer, Christina underwent genetic testing and found out that she carries the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Being BRCA+ greatly increases her risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Empowered with this knowledge, Christina was able to take action with preventative surgeries to ensure that she is around for her children for many more Christmases to come…
    Christina family