Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer in the UK and is diagnosed in over 7,000 women a year.

A recent survey by Ovacome found that over 90% of women with ovarian cancer did not know the symptoms of the disease before diagnosis and it is still widely believed that cervical screening will detect ovarian cancer – it does not.

Join Ovacome to help raise the profile of this cancer and let other women know the important signs and symptoms. Ovacome use the BEAT message to raise awareness. You can help to spread the BEAT message by distributing leaflets, putting up posters, organising an awareness and information stand or coffee morning and tweeting, posting the link to the BEAT symptom checker.

Because you are special to me keepsakes 

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we have teamed up with Hickory Dickory Designs to come up with a range of wooden keepsakes tying in with the #Because campaign. The made to order greetings cards and gifts are made from rosewood and are engraved with words of support and awareness.

You can order your keepsake at https://www.hickorydickorydesigns.co.uk/ovacome-charity-collection

Ovacome in the Press

The Argus – Raising awareness of cancer in a novel way (LINK)

Choice magazine – Overcoming ovarian cancer (PDF)

Woman and Home Magazine – Ovarian Cancer: Do you know the symptoms? (LINK)

Oxford Mail – Didcot woman who battled three different cancers urges women to know the symptoms. (LINK)

Hackney Gazette – Ovarian cancer breaks all stereotypes: Shoreditch survivor helps spread awareness. (LINK)

The Chiswick Herald – Chiswick ovarian cancer patient takes to catwalk to raise awareness of the disease. (LINK)

Yours Magazine – My Special 20 years (PDF)

Daily Mirror – My constipation turned out to be ovarian cancer. (PDF)

The News, Portsmouth – Gosport woman who survived cancer gets confident on catwalk (LINK)

The Comet – Brave Jenny is a catwalk hit as Sandy survivor raises cash and awareness for charity (LINK)

London News Online – Volunteer Barbara is counting herself lucky after overcoming ovarian cancer (LINK)

You can order your #Because keepsakes by clicking here

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