September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), a time for us to shine a spotlight on ovarian cancer - the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease. A disease that’s often overlooked, misunderstood or misdiagnosed.
This September, we’ll be dispelling common myths, highlighting the facts and hearing stories from those who've lived with ovarian cancer, lost loved ones and want to do everything they can to change the future for women.
Together, we can help more women survive ovarian cancer than ever before.
TV presenter Lisa Snowdon - Ovarian cancer is a hidden cancer
Adele Sewell - Smear tests detect ovarian cancer
Jonathan Ward - Ovarian cancer only affects older women
Anna Hannides - Ovarian cancer is only diagnosed at a late stage
True or false? #OvarianCancer is only diagnosed at a late stage...@annahannides spotted possible symptoms in 2019. Here, she tells us how it has affected her life 💙— Ovarian Cancer Action (@OvarianCancerUK) September 16, 2022
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Dr Brooke Vandermolen - A pregnancy test can diagnose ovarian cancer
Florence Wilks - Ovarian cancer research spending has gone up in the last decade
Gillian McLaren - You can back to a normal life after an ovarian cancer diagnosis
Rabbi Oliver Joseph - If you a family history of cancer, you can't control your risk
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You'll hear from supporters, celebrities, health professionals and more, busting the myths they think are important and explaining why the truth could be lifesaving.
We're also delighted to be working with some amazing partners throughout September, so stay tuned for updates on our social channels to hear announcements on live virtual events, video chats and more, throughout the month.
And don't forget it's Hereditary Cancer Awareness Week from Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October, and we'll be revealing what we have planned in the next few weeks.