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 support line on 0800 008 7054 or email [email protected]  


Watch End of life care: what to expect with Dr Sarah Batty, palliative care doctor



End of Life Matters group

The Ovacome End of Life Matters online group is for people whose needs are changing as their illness progresses.  We aim to talk about emotional and practical issues in a supportive way as we approach the last part of our lives – however we define that time.

The group will share experiences of talking with family and friends about arrangements for future care, how we would like to live now, and how we want to approach the end of our lives. The group aims to provide friendship and support and respects the views of people of faith and others.  

We meet from 12 to 1:30 pm on the third Tuesday of every month.

Register for the group here


Useful websites and resources

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 

Help and Advice - when is probate required? information on probate for those who are executors of a will or administrators of an estate 

Cruse bereavement care 

GriefChat provide free, professional support through grief with a qualified bereavement counsellor


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


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.


Last updated July 2021. Due for review July 2023.