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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the UK's deadliest gynaecological disease, claiming the life of one woman in the UK every two hours. But did you know there is currently no screening programme across the UK?

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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Currently, there's no way to screen for ovarian cancer. It's a common misconception that the cervical smear test detects ovarian cancer, however this is not the case. There is no way of screening and detection and diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be incredibly difficult - which impacts on ovarian cancer survival rates.

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.

It started when I began to feel bloated. Like when you’re on holiday and you’ve eaten and drunk too much.

"By sharing my story, I hope that other women like me would have the confidence to go and say to their doctor, “Actually, can you check for this as well, please?”

Read Chrissie's story