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.
Share the facts
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
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
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
Share the Statistics
Share the Risks
Thank you for taking action with us.