Together, our incredible community achieved so much this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Whether you raised money or awareness, shared stories or campaigned for change – the impact you have made is huge and will change the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer.
Here are just a few things we’ve all been getting up to:
- Demanding awareness, so that everyone is diagnosed early and gets the life-saving treatment they need. Over 15,000 of you have added your names to our open letters to governments across the UK.
- Raising vital funds to support our work, to help us campaign for change, research newer and kinder treatments and strengthen our supportive community. You’ve walked 4.5 million steps, cycled thousands of miles and baked hundreds of cakes!
- Sharing your stories on TV, in newspapers and all over social media, so everyone knows what symptoms to look out for.
- Influencing decision makers, with over 100 elected representatives becoming Teal Heroes pledging to fight for better diagnosis, treatments and support.
But it doesn't stop here, find out more about ways to support our work.
What happens during Ovarian Cancer Awarenss Month?
Every March we put ovarian cancer in the spotlight and work with our community to raise our voices, raise funds and create change for early diagnosis, research and support.
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:
- Only 1 in 5 women know that bloating is a symptom of ovarian cancer
- Only 1 in 100 women know that needing to wee more often is a symptom
- 4 in 10 women wrongly believe that cervical screening detects ovarian cancer
Diagnosed early, ovarian cancer is easier to treat, yet too many people don’t know the symptoms.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – our time to act.
Do you need to wait until March to act?
No – every March and throughout the year, we work with our community to create change. You don't need to wait to campaign, raise awareness, fundraise or connect with others – whatever you do, whenever you do it, will help improve early diagnosis and ensure more people get the treatment and support they need.