Further resources and links to the charities involved
PROMISE 2016. Further information on the innovative new research programme - PROMISE 2016 (Predicting Risk of Ovarian Malignancy, Improving Screening and Early detection). PROMISE 2016
Time for Tea. The Eve Appeal is asking women to celebrate vintage glamour and hold a tea party in March to help raise funds for research www.eveappeal.org.uk/tea
Five Fabulous Women talk about the signs and symptoms. The Eve Appeal’s Five Fabulous Women helped us make a DVD and show that they aren’t alone in needing to know more about the signs of symptoms of ovarian cancer. Click to view a two minute film.
Target Ovarian Cancer 50s Challenge. By distributing 50 of our symptom leaflets and raising £50 you could help up to seven women get a speedier diagnosis. To find out how, and to order supplies please visit http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/ocam
Recognising the symptoms of ovarian cancer GP Tool. This award winning, online continuing professional development tool, produced in conjunction with BMJ Learning is free to access for healthcare professionals and in particular is targeted to help GPs diagnosing ovarian cancer update their knowledge www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/cpd
Target Ovarian Cancer’s Let’s Talk resources. Attend a training session near to you or receive our guide to raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in your local area. This work is funded through the generous support of Miller Philanthropy www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/letstalk
Target Ovarian Cancer's Quick Cancer Quiz. In just five minutes you can check your knowledge and get up to date on important information about cancers affecting women www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/quickcancerquiz
For further information, please contact us by email.
Ovarian Cancer Action's focus is to improve the prognosis of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we aim to transform ovarian cancer treatment and improve survival through creating a research environment that encourages scientific breakthrough; this is why we felt that it was vital to establish the UK’s first research centre dedicated solely to ovarian cancer.
Our passion is to reach every woman and GP in the UK with key messages about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. This, we feel, will contribute to ensuring that a greater proportion of women are diagnosed as early as possible giving women a greater chance of survival.
We established the UK’s first and only research centre dedicated to ovarian cancer in 2006, in partnership with Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research creating a world-class centre of excellence with over 80 scientists investigating ovarian cancer - the largest concentration of ovarian cancer specialists in Europe. Our aim is to improve understanding of all aspects of ovarian cancer: to prevent it, diagnose it earlier and more accurately and develop treatments to improve survival and quality of life for all women.
For more information, please visit: www.ovarian.org.uk
BEAT ovarian cancer with Ovacome
As part of Ovacome's ongoing campaigning to make women and healthcare professionals aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, Ovacome has launched a UK-wide initiative to encourage women and healthcare professionals to recognise the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
B for bloating that is persistent and doesn't come and go
E for eating less and feeling fuller
A for abdominal pain
T for telling your GP
To learn more about BEAT and the symptoms of ovarian cancer click here.
Ovacome's ovarian cancer symptom tracker
Ovacome has teamed with Health Unlocked and Macmillan Cancer Support to create a unique way of raising awareness of the early signs of ovarian cancer. If you have BEAT symptoms (as above), the tracker generates a report that can help your doctor decide if tests or scans are necessary. It makes it easier for doctors to understand your symptoms and what might be causing them. Track your symptoms with the BEAT tracker here.
Connect with people, volunteers and professionals on My Ovacome
My Ovacome is Ovacome's lively and supportive interactive online community. Read blogs, discuss ovarian cancer, ask and answer questions, write a journal, connect with other women and lots more. To get involved go to http://ovacome.healthunlocked.com/