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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Every March, we put ovarian cancer in the spotlight. Find out how you can get involved.

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What is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?

Every March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It's our chance to put ovarian cancer in the spotlight.

In the UK, over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late when the cancer is harder to treat. And every day, 11 women die. 

We won’t accept that – and we know that you won’t too. Not when survival rates in other countries are so much higher. And not when we can do something about it right now. 

We can’t afford to stand still. We’re pressing Fast Forward on early diagnosis and we need you with us.

Why do we need an awareness month?

Two thirds of those with ovarian cancer are diagnosed too late when the cancer has already spread. We’re now in an awareness crisis.

  • 7,000+

    7,000+

    women

    are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK every year

  • 1 in 5

    1 in 5

    women

    know that bloating is a symptom of ovarian cancer

  • 40%

    40%

    of women

    wrongly believe that cervical screening detects ovarian cancer  

Rachel and Val Target Ovarian Cancer nurse advisers

Support for you

If you're affected by ovarian cancer, we're here for you. Find out about the different ways you can access practical and emotional support in a way that works for you. 

What did we do last year?

In March 2023 we asked you to join us and you really stepped up! We moved, shouted, raised money, increased awareness and built a movement across the UK to speed up early diagnosis and stop ovarian cancer devastating lives.  

Take a look at what you achieved...