When you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer it is common to think ‘Am I going to die?’ as we know cancer is a serious illness which can limit life. You may have been told that your advanced ovarian cancer is not curable, but this does not mean it is not treatable. Advanced ovarian cancer is managed a chronic condition with periods of treatment aimed at keeping you as well as possible for as long possible.

It is normal to worry about what a cancer diagnosis will mean for you and to be scared that you will die. When you feel scared and alone, we are here for you: call our supportline on 0800 008 7054 or email [email protected]  

It is a good idea for everyone to think about end of life issues when they are feeling well and able to put plans in place. This will mean individual preferences around care and practical issues can be taken into account. These are some websites which offer information and support around end of life issues:

UK government advice on making a will

Macmillan information on end of life

NHS information on end of life care (including living wills and power of attorney)  

UK Care Guide on the steps you need to take when someone dies in the UK

Age UK information on end of life issues

Age UK information on end of life planning

Marie Curie provide help and support for terminal illness

Dying Matters is a coalition of members which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life 

Bereavement Advice Centre includes lots of practical advice about what to do when someone dies 

Cruse bereavement care 

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If you have any questions or need any further information please contact our support service team on 0800 008 7054 or email [email protected]

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Disclaimer: You should consult your medical team for individual specialist advice. Links to commercial and third-party websites are for general interest. Ovacome does not endorse any commercial product or accept any liability for loss or damage resulting from this information or that contained within third-party websites.