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COVID-19 update

23 March 2020

It feels like the world has been turned upside down, doesn’t it? Everyone’s talking about it. But what does COVID-19 and the Government’s measures to reduce spread of infection mean for you and your loved ones?

We are part of One Cancer Voice, a coalition of cancer charities dedicated to support the Government in providing the very best in care, treatment and management of people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. 

Whether you or a loved one are in remission, receiving treatment or waiting to start, you can read the most up-to-date guidance here.

With such frequent updates from the Government, we promise to keep you in the loop with the latest news and advice that's relevant to you. And you can find lots more information about diagnosis, treatment and well-being on our Patient Hub.

In these challenging and uncertain times, it’s really important to ensure that you are taking care of your mental health, particularly if you are self-isolating. Read our advice here.

With more people spending time at home over the coming months, we will continue to work hard to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms through social media, online and in the press.

If you are organising a fundraising event or are due to take part in a challenge event and you’re unsure what to do, we have some information on our website, and our team is on hand to help you, so please do get in touch by emailing fundraising@ovarian.org.uk if you have any concerns or questions. 

As you may know, we have had to postpone a number of our fundraising events over the coming weeks. Although another woman will continue to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer every two hours, without the essential fundraising these events would have provided, we are at risk of losing momentum in our research.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure our researchers can continue to develop kinder, more effective and easily accessible treatments for women living with ovarian cancer today. 

The future feels uncertain and times are tough. But what we are sure of is that there are no greater powers than love and community and together we can get through anything.

Best wishes,

Cary Wakefield, Chief Executive