Allied health professionals from clinicians to pharmacists, play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of women with ovarian cancer.
Use this section to access useful links and resources on ovarian cancer for you and your patients. Sign up here to receive our monthly enewsletter.
Our guides are an invaluable tool for supporting women at all stages of ovarian cancer. You can use our order form to order printed copies of the guides. All guides are Information Standard compliant.
- What happens next? is for women who have been recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
- Back here again is for women who are having treatment for ovarian cancer again.
- Looking after me is for women who have been told their cancer is incurable.
- A younger woman's guide to ovarian cancer gives information on relationships, fertility and coping with an early menopause.
- Genetic testing and hereditary ovarian cancer provides information to women and their families on managing genetic risk.
Nearly two thirds of women in England are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making it harder to treat. Pharmacists and health centres often see women when they are first experiencing symptoms, and play a vital role in encouraging women to take their symptoms seriously and to see their GP.
You can help raise awareness by ordering our free posters and leaflets to display in your local workplace.
Useful resources for allied health profesionals
- Target Ovarian Cancer Pathfinder 2016 - read our ground breaking study, the most comprehensive of its kind, which tracks the experiences of those living or working with ovarian cancer in the UK
- Resources from the National Cancer Peer Review Programme (part of CQuINS)
- The National Cancer Intelligence Network's Gynaecological Cancer Hub (NCIN - now part of Public Health England)
- Other useful clinical guidance and policy information
Research shows that participation in a clinical trial improves long-term survival, yet only seven per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer enter a clinical trial each year. We believe that all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer should be informed about clinical trials. Find out more through our the Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials Information Centre.
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For more information about getting involved with Target Ovarian Cancer call on 020 7923 5470 or email us.