The Ovarian Cancer All-Party-Parliamentary-Group (APPG) has today published a report “Diagnosing ovarian cancer sooner: what more can be done?” to mark World Ovarian Cancer Day. The APPG has made a series of recommendations to the Government to see more women diagnosed sooner with the disease and as a result, more women surviving ovarian cancer.
Survival rates for ovarian cancer in the UK are among the lowest in Europe. Over a quarter of women with the disease have been diagnosed as an emergency at A&E. The earlier a woman is diagnosed, the greater her chances of surviving the disease.
Recommendations in the report include:
- A national ovarian cancer symptoms awareness campaign.
- NHS England to review the referral pathway for ovarian cancer
- A national clinical audit on ovarian cancer
Ovarian Cancer Action worked alongside MPs who are members of the APPG, Target Ovarian Cancer, expert witnesses and patient voices on the report.