Close up of a woman holding an open Target Ovarian Cancer information leaflet

Raise awareness

Find out how you can raise awareness of ovarian cancer, use our resources to spread the word and find out how raising awareness can save lives.

Raising awareness of ovarian cancer is vital in improving early diagnosis. Currently, just one in five women can name bloating as a symptom of ovarian cancer. We want to change that.

Will you help us raise awareness of ovarian cancer and help us save lives?

How you can raise awareness

Share symptoms information online

Share our symptoms infographics of ovarian cancer on Facebook [PDF], Twitter [PDF] and Instagram [PDF].

Ovarian cancer symptoms infographic
Share our infographic on social media and help raise awareness

Join us online

Follow and share our updates on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

By working with us online to raise awareness, you could help us reach hundreds if not thousands of women and help to educate them on the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Knowing the symptoms and when to visit the GP can vastly improve early diagnosis and save lives.


You can raise awareness through campaigning by encouraging others to share the symptoms on social media and in your community.

By joining us as a campaigner you can help us make an even bigger impact within your community and with key decision-makers. Our campaigning toolkit has a range of other ways you can get involved to make sure your voice is heard and help us raise awareness on a larger scale.

Share symptoms information in person

Do you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Do your friends and family?

Raise awareness among your community and order your awareness materials.

We offer a range of posters, leaflets, pin badges and more to help you spread the word.

An array of Target Ovarian Cancer fundraising and awareness materials, including a collection box, collection tin, balloon, pin badges, wristbands, leaflets and posters

Why is it important to raise awareness?

Put simply, the earlier a woman is diagnosed, the greater her chance of survival. But one in five women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are already too ill for treatment. It's vital that awareness of this disease is raised.

Women must feel empowered to go to the GP as soon as they notice something is wrong, so it's essential that they know the symptoms to look out for. As well as lobbying for a national awareness campaign, we work to get our awareness materials out into local communities, schools, GP practices and pharmacies. 

1 in 50 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime. So let's make sure they know the symptoms and get to the GP at the earliest opportunity.

Order your awareness materials or join us as a campaigner and make sure key decision-makers act on ovarian cancer.

Raising awareness for GPs

It's also essential that GPs are trained to spot ovarian cancer symptoms at the earliest opportunity, and are able to either diagnose or rule it out quickly. We present at GP training days, give out GP toolkits, and offer an online training module for GPs to update their knowledge on early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. 

Find out more about GP training