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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Awareness Toolkit

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

What you need to know

One woman dies of ovarian cancer every two hours here in the UK.

Although five-year survival rates for ovarian cancer are improving, other cancers, such as breast cancer, had better survival rates two generations ago than ovarian cancer does today. That just isn’t good enough.

Ovarian Cancer Action believes that the next generation of women deserves better and we are investing heavily in research to ensure our conviction translates into action.

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM) and a great opportunity to spread the word about a much overlooked disease and communicate how we are funding world-class research in order to find better, kinder treatments for a woman facing a diagnosis today, or to prevent the disease for the next generation of women.

How you can help

The easiest way to stay up to date with Ovarian Cancer Action’s activities during #OCAM is to follow us on our social channels.

From a single tweet to an email to your database, every person you reach takes us a step closer to our goal: a world where no woman dies of ovarian cancer.

Make sure to check out our channels (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook), be sure to tag us and encourage your friends to take action too!

Share the facts

  • Gynae cancers infographic

    It's deadlier than other gynae cancers

    Ovarian cancer kills more women in the UK than womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval cancer combined. With no national awareness programme it’s vital you know the symptoms – ovarian.org.uk/ symptoms

  • Ovarian cancer comparative survival rates

    Survival rates need to improve

    Research into breast and prostate cancer has seen dramatic improvements in survival rates over the past forty years. We want to see the same for ovarian cancer. Help fund the research that will make this a reality – ovarian.org.uk/donate

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates by stage of diagnosis

    Early diagnosis is vital

    If a woman’s ovarian cancer is diagnosed at stage 1 she has a 90% chance of surviving for five years or more but by stage 4 survival rate is as low as 4%. Early diagnosis saves lives – ovarian.org.uk/symptoms

Share the Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer Statistics

Share the Statistics

Share the Risks

Thank you for taking action with us.