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  • Blog

    02 February 2024

    World Cancer Day 2024: Ovarian Cancer Action take parliament for #CatchUpWithCancer

    At Ovarian Cancer Action, we want all women to survive ovarian cancer. We’re determined to make sure every woman gets the treatment they need when they need it. For World Cancer Day 2024, we went to the Houses of Parliament, alongside 20 cancer charities, to call on the Government and opposition parties to drastically reduce waiting times for cancer patients.
  • Blog

    14 April 2023

    Can ovarian cysts be cancerous?

    You may have noticed there have been a few stories in the news about ovarian cancer being misdiagnosed as ovarian cysts recently. Ovarian cysts are common and are usually non-cancerous. We spoke to Dr Brooke Vandermolen, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctor, to find out more.

  • Blog

    28 February 2023

    Retired farmer's mission to support Ovarian Cancer Action as tribute to his late wife

    When Evelyn Wigley passed away 2015 from ovarian cancer, her husband Emyr decided to combat the "evil disease" in her memory.

    He created The Old Stackyard British Blues, a closed breeding herd of pedigree British Blue cattle. Due to a recent injury, Mr Wigley has decided to sell his herd of 33 cattle in March, hoping to raise £100,000 for Ovarian Cancer Action and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). 

  • Blog

    19 January 2023

    Lottie – ‘My symptoms were put down to being poorly when pregnant’

    On the 4th January 2022, Lottie gave birth to a baby boy born at 29 weeks gestation. His premature birth was put down to her having multiple infections. Lottie had become unwell in pregnancy firstly with a kidney infection. She then discovered this was only the start.

  • Blog

    05 January 2023

    Showing the reality of ovarian cancer with a new campaign

    Did you know only 44% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive beyond five years? The odds are against women and we need you to take action.

  • Blog

    18 November 2022

    Dear Janey Godley,

    We can’t imagine what the last year must have been like. You’ve courageously shared so much about your diagnosis, coping with treatment, and the emotional side effects – the good and the bad, your hopes and your fears. 

    So, through all that and everything you’ve gone through, there’s one thing we want to make sure you know on this fateful anniversary.

    Thank you. 

  • Blog

    20 September 2022

    Taking action together since 2005

    In 2005, women with ovarian cancer had no voice – the disease was considered a ‘silent killer’. Women had no guidelines to identify symptoms and there was little to no scientific research to spark hope that survival rates could improve. That’s why Ovarian Cancer Action was formed; to give women a much-needed platform for their voices to be heard, and to fund lifesaving awareness work and research projects.

  • Blog

    15 August 2022

    Channel 5's new women's health series is progress - so, why is ovarian cancer overlooked again?

    Over the past week, Channel 5 has broadcast a much-needed series called Women’s Health: Breaking the taboos, that has explored difficult medical conditions such as endometriosis, menopause, painful periods and vaginal dryness. While we applaud this stance and direction, we have to ask - why is ovarian cancer being overlooked? 

  • Blog

    25 July 2022

    Rosalind Franklin - why she will inspire us forever

    Rosalind Franklin was a talented scientist and X-ray crystallographer. She helped the world understand the molecular structure of coal, numerous viruses and DNA. She died young of ovarian cancer, missing out on a Nobel Prize.

  • Blog

    29 October 2021

    "At-risk women in England must be supported, not penalised with HRT prescription charges"

    Government pledges to lower HRT prescription costs and provide better support for women going through menopause after MPs debate the Menopause Bill.
  • Blog

    08 June 2021

    The Women’s Institute: voting for a resolution

    Today is the Women’s Institute (WI) Annual Meeting which marks the first day that WI’s up and down the country can vote to support the resolution: “A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer”.

  • Blog

    06 May 2021

    Powerful together - World Ovarian Cancer Day

    This World Ovarian Cancer Day we want to cause a commotion. With one woman dying every two hours of ovarian cancer, it's time to let the world know the size of this issue - and what we're doing to change that.

  • Blog

    09 February 2021

    Thank you

    On Sunday the 31st January, our BBC Lifeline Appeal aired. This was our chance to bring ovarian cancer into the public eye, to raise awareness, and gain support for the life-saving research we do. There are so many people who are responsible for giving ovarian cancer this platform, and so this is our page to thank the special people that helped support us.

  • Blog

    22 January 2021

    January update: What’s happening with ovarian cancer treatment?

    We take a look at what’s happening in hospitals right now, what you should expect if your treatment is delayed, and how we can help you through the weeks ahead. 

  • Blog

    03 July 2020

    Ovarian Cancer Action joins coalition calling for current furlough scheme to be extended for shielded and high-risk workers

    People who have been shielding from coronavirus and can’t safely return to work from 1st August risk losing their jobs and livelihoods, warns new report from the Trade Union Congress.

  • Blog

    11 July 2019

    Will drinking fruit juice increase my risk of cancer?

    It has been reported this week that drinking sugary drinks - including fizzy drinks and fruit juice - may increase the risk of developing cancer.

  • Blog

    24 April 2019

    International DNA Day

    April 25th is International DNA Day, commemorating the day that papers by James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and their colleagues on the structure of DNA were published in Nature

  • Blog

    29 March 2019

    No deal Brexit – what does it mean for women with ovarian cancer?

    While there is very little clarity around Brexit and what will happen if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, Head of Public Affairs and Research Marie-Claire Platt outlines what we know.

  • Blog

    14 March 2019

    Eastender’s Jean Slater diagnosed with ovarian cancer

    Eastender’s Jean Slater has been told she has ovarian cancer; a life-changing diagnosis that 7,400 women and their families go through each year in the UK.  

  • Blog

    24 January 2019

    New NHS guidelines around the contraceptive pill

    A story in The Independent this week has reported that many women who take the combined contraceptive pill believe that it is necessary to have a seven-day withdrawal bleed, despite evidence that this reduces its efficacy.