Ovacome at Work is an awareness programme whereby 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. They 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 to know the signs and symptoms to look out for, because the disease is often diagnosed late, once it has spread.  Ovacome’s new project Ovacome at Work takes women with ovarian cancer into workplaces to tell their stories and teach staff to recognise the early signs of possible cancer.

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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!"

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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; men are very welcome to join the talks.  We have worked with public service staff, in the finance sector, with insurance companies and high street retailers.  

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