7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. If diagnosed early, 9 in 10 will survive, however the reality is too many are diagnosed too late, and then just 2 in 10 are expected to survive five years or more.
Last summer we launched the Nurse Hero Awards – to recognise Clinical Specialist Nurses (CNSs) across the UK for their dedication and support to those living with ovarian cancer, and their families. We're delighted to announce the winners.
Since her mum passed away from stage 3 ovarian cancer when she was 15, Shaniqua has spent the last decade raising awareness and much needed funds for Target Ovarian Cancer. She explains her favourite fundraisers to date and how she stays motivated.
On behalf of women affected by ovarian cancer we gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee in Wales. Last week, the report from that inquiry was published. Read the recommendations we made to the committee.
Caroline had been retired for a couple of years when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer age of 64 in February 2016. Sadly, she passed away in March 2018. Caroline and her husband Ralph had three children. Zoe set up a tribute page in memory of her mum