Get involved Raise awareness Ovacome at Work Ovacome at Work is an ovarian cancer awareness programme in which a member of Ovacome staff will visit your workplace or community group, to deliver a talk on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to explain some of the facts about the disease. We can also deliver these talks over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Our speaker will be accompanied by a volunteer who has had an ovarian cancer diagnosis, who will share their personal experiences with the group. Although ovarian cancer is uncommon, it is important for anyone born with ovaries (this can include women, trans men, non-binary people and intersex people) to know the signs and symptoms to look out for, because the disease is often diagnosed late, once it has spread. Ovacome at Work brings people living with ovarian cancer into workplaces to tell their stories and teach staff to recognise the early signs of possible cancer. . Staff at a well-known retailer said: “It was great to hear Mary telling her story." “The facts about ovarian cancer were delivered in a warm and down to earth way." “It’s made me far more aware; now I know what to look out for." “The story was eye-opening and taught me lot – Thank you!" . The sessions are designed to give information in a warm and supportive way, with lots of discussion and questions. They aim to give women the knowledge they need to seek medical help when they need it most. Ovacome at Work tailors sessions to fit into workplace timetables and office spaces. The speakers are trained volunteers who are used to describing their own experiences to educate others. The sessions are free and for everyone, including men; it's important that we increase general awareness of the disease. We have worked with public service staff, in the finance sector, with insurance companies and high street retailers. If you aren't able to arrange a time for a live presentation, you can request a copy of our Powerpoint presentation slides, to share with your colleagues or post on your company's intranet. . I'd like to arrange a talk Request a copy of the presentation . If you've been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and would like to share your story as an Ovacome At Work volunteer, please email Ruth at [email protected] .