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Thank you for raising awareness of ovarian cancer with us. Whether you write a tweet, put up a poster or send a letter to your MP, every action you take will help arm women with knowledge that could save their life.

What you need to know

  • Ovarian cancer is the UK’s deadliest gynaecological disease, claiming the life of another woman in the UK every two hours
  • Ovarian cancer kills more women in the UK than womb, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers combined
  • Ovarian cancer can affect women of all ages
  • One in four women mistakenly think their smear test will detect the disease
  • Symptoms are often mistaken for less serious conditions like IBS

How you can help

At Ovarian Cancer Action we have been funding vital research since 2006. We've made some exciting discoveries but research takes time. So while our scientists are busy working in the lab to find a screening tool and better treatments, we need your help to raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms. Early diagnosis saves lives.

Your digital awareness pack is below: simply click on the thumbnails below to download full size graphics and use the suggested captions to share on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to tag us and encourage your friends to join the movement and 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

    Breast and prostate cancer have significantly higher five-year survival rates than ovarian cancer. This needs to change. Help fund research and make sure you know the symptoms – ovarian.org.uk/symptoms

  • 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

Spread the word

  • Ovarian cancer symptoms

    Put up a poster

    Download our symptoms poster, print it out and put up at work or in your local community (click on image above)

  • Parliament

    Write to your MP

    Ask your MP to pledge for better ovarian cancer survival rates. We've made it easy by drafting this template letter for you to download (click on image above)

  • Raise awareness of ovarian cancer

    Order an awareness pack

    Our free Talking Ovaries packs contain everything you need to raise awareness in your local community (click on image above to order yours)

Share our campaign

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s

    Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s. Find out why and how you can help us change this > ovarian.org.uk/1970s #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s

    Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s. Find out why and how you can help us change this > ovarian.org.uk/1970s #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s

    Ovarian cancer survival rates belong in the 1970s. Find out why and how you can help us change this > ovarian.org.uk/1970s #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

Thank you for raising awareness of ovarian cancer with us. Whether you write a tweet, put up a poster or send a letter to your MP, every action you take will help arm women with knowledge that could save their life.