Ovarian Cancer Action

Ovarian cancer is the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease and it claims the life of another woman every two hours. At the moment the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancers lags behind other high profile diseases like prostate or breast cancer. We think this is unacceptable.

Ovarian Cancer Action is dedicated to funding research that saves lives and raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. We’re here to champion the cause and bring people together to overcome a disease that strikes at the heart of what it means to be a woman.

Did you know...

In the UK, a woman dies every 2 hours from ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer recurs in 80% of cases, compared to 22% for breast cancer.

Women who are diagnosed at stage 1 have a 90% chance of survival, while those diagnosed at stage 4 have a chance of just 4%.

One in four women mistakenly think a smear test can detect ovarian cancer.

Each year we speak to more than 700 health care professionals to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

We fund leading scientists at Imperial College and University of Oxford to research ovarian cancer treatments and prevention.

What makes Ovarian Cancer Action different

We fund the dedicated Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College, run by a team of lab based scientists, and clinician scientists who treat patients and run laboratory research.

Ovarian Cancer Action is also funding the development of the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer, meaning the disease can be detected before it has had time to advance.

Other ways to support

Walk In Her Name. Organise a walk to honour a loved one who had or has ovarian cancer. Whether it’s a walk to the pub, an amble through the park or a trek up a mountain we will support you the whole way!

Take on a challenge and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Action

Use your experience with ovarian cancer to raise awareness of the disease by becoming an OCA Voice.


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