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Have your say and help change the future

06 March 2017

Family history

Ovarian Cancer Action is running a survey to allow you to have your say on your genetic testing experiences. 

Jo Stanford, Cancer Prevention Officer said: “We want to hear from anyone in the UK who has any experience of cancer diagnosis, genetic testing or preventative surgery. We are keen to hear the good, the bad, the wonderful experiences and the ugly ones, from all across the country. This will help us evaluate what is going well and what isn’t, and where we can focus our campaigning efforts to improve things for you, the patients.”

If you are aged over 18 and live in the UK, you are eligible to complete the survey, whether you have had cancer or not and whether you decided to have genetic testing or not. 

Jo adds: “We really want more men to engage in sharing their views so please encourage the men in your lives to complete this too.”

The questions cover topics such as family history, preventative surgery and fertility options, but you can skip these questions if you aren’t comfortable. 

The data the charity gets from the survey will be used anonymously and you do not have to give any identifying information to have your say. 

The survey shouldn’t take more than around 20 minutes and everyone who completes it will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

To complete the survey click here.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Jo – Jo@ovarian.org.uk