Our support service is for anyone affected by ovarian cancer; our experienced support staff provide up to date information on treatment and care, and provide emotional support. This helps people to make difficult decisions and reduces isolation and anxiety. We also raise awareness of the symptoms.
Ovarian cancer will "affect 1 in 50 women in their lifetime". Symptoms are often vague and there is no screening programme, meaning that many people are diagnosed at a late stage. It is a less common cancer and some people with ovarian cancer will never meet someone else with a diagnosis. Many are also living with compromised immunity and may not be able to access support locally. Treatment can be complex and many people find the systems and options difficult to navigate.
We provide free information and support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer. This includes people who have been diagnosed with the disease, those at risk, friends, family and healthcare professionals. We support people through our various support services as well as our support groups, online workshops, webinars and a range of expert, factually accurate information resources, PIF TICK accredited. Our work has been recognised through a number of national award nominations as excellent.