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    13 April 2018

    OCAM 2018: We couldn't have done it without you!

    March has come to an end and what a month it has been! Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters for taking action to help us get closer to our goal to raise £1 million to fund an ovarian cancer screening tool. Read on for some of our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month highlights...
    WIHN Barry
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    02 April 2018

    Running for friendship: the road to the London Marathon

    Liz is running the London Marathon this April as part of #TeamOCA. Undeterred by the recent snow, she tells us about her motivation behind running and fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Action
    Liz snowy run
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    29 March 2018

    "My wife, daughters and I decided that we should be open and honest with one another"

    Paramjit’s wife Ravi was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, eventually losing her battle in May 2017. He shares his story to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection and to encourage women to be persistent with their GP if they are experiencing symptoms.
    Parmajit
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    26 March 2018

    "If we are to make a major difference in our fight against ovarian cancer we must develop a screening tool"

    We created our Stolen Moments campaign with the aim of raising £1 million to fund research into a screening tool. Your generous support is helping fund work by Professor Ahmed Ahmed's team at University of Oxford. We spoke to him about his vital research into early detection and the discoveries his team have made so far.
    Professor Ahmed lab
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    08 March 2018

    Celebrating inspirational women!

    It's International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the women who inspire us. These ladies are just some of so many who have gone above and beyond to create a better future for thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer. Thank you to everyone for your support — we truly couldn't do what we do without you.
    IWD collage
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    08 March 2018

    Let's #PressforProgress in ovarian cancer survival

    On International Women’s Day, Marie Claire Platt, our Head of Operations and Campaigns, tells us why we need to #PressforProgress in ovarian cancer survival.
    Adele quote
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    01 March 2018

    I'm a BRCA-carrier — should I have a hysterectomy?

    A topic that comes up regularly amongst BRCA mutation carriers is whether it is necessary to have a full hysterectomy at the same time as having their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. To get an expert view, we asked Mr Adam Rosenthal, Consultant Gynaecologist, UCLH to clear up the confusion.
    Adam Rosenthal collage
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    28 February 2018

    Ovarian Cancer Action launch 'Stolen Moments' campaign

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and this year we have launched our Stolen Moments campaign, which aims to raise £1million to fund research into an ovarian cancer screening tool.
    Stolen Moments Ovarian Cancer Action Fiona
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    26 February 2018

    Let's talk menopause

    Menopause can be scary and bewildering. It’s a step into the unknown and especially so if you step into it far earlier than you’re meant to. Laura is slowly adjusting to the menopause and learning to deal with the symptoms and what it means to go through menopause as a young woman. Here she shares some of the things that have helped her on her journey so far.
    Laura menopause collage
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    25 February 2018

    Where will my Walk In Her Name fundraising go?

    Our Community Fundraiser Jess explains why the funds you raise from your Walk In Her Name are so important.
    OCA Research Centre Scientists
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    20 February 2018

    "This year’s walk is of special significance as it would have been Aleasha's 40th Birthday"

    Rob Coan and his sons are currently preparing for their fourth Walk In Her Name event since he lost his wife Aleasha in January 2015 at the age of 36. He explains why the walk is so important to him and his family...
    Rob Coan sons
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    31 January 2018

    "The news was devastating, but we tried to focus on the bright side"

    In 2012, Louise's Mum went to the GP, thinking that she might have pulled her hip muscle doing housework. She was prescribed various pain medications and even had some physiotherapy, but nothing could shift the persistent achy feeling.
    Louise
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    18 December 2017

    Our 2017 highlights!

    We share some of our highlights from 2017
    Highlights
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    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
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    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