Around one in five women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed below the age of 50.
Ovarian Cancer Action - together with cancer charities Ovacome, Target Ovarian Cancer and the Eve Appeal - have produced A Younger Woman's Guide to Ovarian Cancer. This booklet provides information on treatment, relationships, fertility and facing an early menopause after ovarian cancer treatment in your fertile years. This guide has been written by health professionals and experts, and was developed through consultation with women who have had ovarian cancer.
If it's easier, you can also scroll down and find out more about the topics below. All the information in this section of our website has been taken from A Younger Woman's Guide to Ovarian Cancer.
Feeling supported and connected to people around you can be very important
Ovarian cancer and your fertility
Having ovarian cancer and the resulting treatment can affect your fertility. Read about your options and who to talk to when you need support
What to expect from early menopause
The menopause usually happens naturally between the ages of 45-55. Chemotherapy and surgery may cause this to happen early
Your body image and sexuality
Coming to terms with changes to your body after treatment can be difficult. It’s important to know that you’re not alone and help is available