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Ovarian Cancer

Around 7000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the UK, but the survival rates are lower than breast cancer survival rates in the 1970s.

Let's change the future for women with ovarian cancer

Arm yourself with the knowledge to spot the symptoms and help us save lives by raising awareness this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

We need change

Ovarian cancer is the UK's deadliest gynaecological disease, taking the lives of more women per year than all the other gynae cancers combined.

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The current ovarian cancer survival rate is lower than breast cancer in the 1970s. It's a disease that's often overlooked, misunderstood or misdiagnosed. This is why we need to level up. 

What are we doing about it?

Many women will already know the disparity in women's health. Sadly, ovarian cancer is a prime example of this inequality. 

When a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the odds are stacked against her. Recurrence is high and survival rates are poor. No woman deserves to live in fear of either. But why is this the case? 

As well as being an incredibly complex cancer, ovarian cancer has been under-funded and under-researched. There's a gap in scientific knowledge as well as general awareness, which means many women aren't getting diagnosed early enough. This needs to change.

We fund world-class research that is leading to vital breakthroughs in treatment and detection. Together we will make ovarian cancer a disease that all women can survive.

"I had all the classic symptoms but still diagnosis took a long time..."

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and then with ovarian cancer in 2007. While diagnosis and treatment of the breast cancer took less than six months, it was a full 18 months from my first symptom of ovarian cancer until diagnosis."

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