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  • “In tackling hereditary risk we know that we have to raise awareness”

    1 October 2016

    Katherine Taylor, Chief Executive, reveals one of the exciting ways Ovarian Cancer Action will be using the 'tampon tax' grant it received earlier this year. Earlier in the year we shared the exciting news that...

  • “I have to live for my family, I won’t give up.”

    “I have to live for my family, I won’t give up.”

    29 September 2016

    Zaneta Malkiewicz was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, age 37. She lives in Ireland with her husband Tom and son Szymon and runs a business, Hairless Beauty. “In January 2015 I flew to Poland with my...

  • ‘Why we’re planning a Spooktacular Shindig for Ovarian Cancer Action!’

    ‘Why we’re planning a Spooktacular Shindig for Ovarian Cancer Action!’

    28 September 2016

    Ovarian Cancer Action supporter Rob Coan explains why he is planning a Spooktacular Shindig with his sons to raise money this year. "Now that it’s almost October, my sons and I are thinking about what we are going...

  • Debunking the myths around ovarian cancer

    26 September 2016

    September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and there’s been lots of news coverage around womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval cancers. Here at Ovarian Cancer Action we’re all about making noise...

  • Paulina’s walnut chocolate cake

    Paulina’s walnut chocolate cake

    21 September 2016

    Our Community Fundraiser Beatrix makes a walnut chocolate cake from the Ovarian Cancer Action recipe book, Her Recipes for Life. "Whilst flicking through my copy of Her Recipes For Life, I came across a recipe for...

  • “I run for my Nana, the strongest woman I know”

    “I run for my Nana, the strongest woman I know”

    6 September 2016

    Running a half marathon is undoubtedly tough, but not as tough as fighting ovarian cancer for the fourth time. Amanda Leslau explains why fundraising for OCA is so important to her. "I run for my Nana, she has had...

  • Eat well and enjoy it

    1 September 2016

    As The Great British Bake Off returns to our screens, Chief Executive Katherine Taylor encourages you to take inspiration from our recipe book, Her Recipes For Life. "Depressingly, in today’s news, we learn that...

  • “The bruises and the scars are fading but emotionally I’m still raw”

    “The bruises and the scars are fading but emotionally I’m still raw”

    30 August 2016

    Christina Pacitti found out that she carried a BRCA gene mutation in 2015 after losing her cousin to ovarian cancer. She opens up about her decision to have preventative surgery and the guilt she feels for her children....

  • Are you ready for The Great British Bake Off?

    Are you ready for The Great British Bake Off?

    24 August 2016

    Since The Great British Bake Off 2016 kicks off today, our Community Fundraiser Beatrix decided get into the baking spirit, and test her own cooking skills... "Remember Nancy Birtwhistle, culinary queen and winner of...

  • “My stomach was so swollen I looked about four months pregnant”

    23 August 2016

    Fiona Murphy was 25 when she was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer. She had no family history and the symptoms she was experiencing were overlooked because of her age. Fiona shares her story... “I was...

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