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Ovarian Cancer Action's BBC Lifeline Appeal

28 January 2021


Julia Bradbury presents Ovarian Cancer Action's BBC Lifeline Appeal. 

“I’m honoured to be supporting this appeal for Ovarian Cancer Action, the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity. Here in the UK, a woman dies of ovarian cancer every two hours. Yet most of us haven’t even heard of the disease, let alone its symptoms, which are often mistaken for less serious conditions such as IBS or even the menopause.”

Julia Bradbury

"Ovarian Cancer Action runs innovative public awareness campaigns as well as funding vital research into preventing the disease, diagnosing it as early as possible, and discovering kinder and more effective treatments. Improvements in each of these areas will transform the lives of women today and for generations to come.

Covid-19 quickly led to paused cancer treatments and a worrying drop in diagnoses. But the earlier a woman is diagnosed, the better her chance of survival. Ovarian Cancer Action needs your support now more than ever". 

Together we can help more women survive ovarian cancer. 

Every £1 donated will be matched pound for pound by a group of our generous donors for the first £21,500.


Meet the amazing women who shared their stories:

  • Laura 3 BBC Lifeline Ovarian Cancer Action.jpg


    "What has happened to me at 27 is very rare, but it can happen. We must continue to support Ovarian Cancer Action to allow them to continue doing the amazing research that they do. They need our support now more than ever.”

  • Rosie 3 - BBC Lifeline Ovarian Cancer Action.jpg


    "If only I had known about testing, then my family and I would have been saved so much pain and heartache and the NHS would have saved a small fortune in treatment costs. Hopefully the next generation will have the advantage of genetic testing and advice.”

  • Suzie 3 - BBC Lifeline Ovarian Cancer Action.jpg


    “Ovarian Cancer Action is like a bit of a beam of hope for me. Although the research that's going on at the moment may not necessarily help me, I just hope that it can really pave the way for women that are facing cancer."