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APPG publishes report on early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

08 May 2018

House of commons

The Ovarian Cancer All-Party-Parliamentary-Group (APPG) has today published a report “Diagnosing ovarian cancer sooner: what more can be done?”  to mark World Ovarian Cancer Day. The APPG has made a series of recommendations to the Government to see more women diagnosed sooner with the disease and as a result, more women surviving ovarian cancer. 

Survival rates for ovarian cancer in the UK are among the lowest in Europe. Over a quarter of women with the disease have been diagnosed as an emergency at A&E. The earlier a woman is diagnosed, the greater her chances of surviving the disease.

Recommendations in the report include:

Ovarian Cancer Action worked alongside MPs who are members of the APPG, Target Ovarian Cancer, expert witnesses and patient voices on the report.

Read more about our campaign for the British government to carry out an ovarian cancer audit