We know that this is a particularly difficult time to be living with ovarian cancer, or experiencing any worrying symptoms. You and your families might be worried about how your care could be impacted as a result of the coronavirus.
Advice on how to protect yourself against coronavirus has been evolving. We've worked with experts to put together relevant and accurate information, which we will continually review and update.
Please remember that you can always call our nurse-led Support Line on 020 7923 5475 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) if you have any concerns or questions or just need someone to talk to.
Current government advice
The government has written to people who might be at extra risk if they catch coronavirus (Covid-19) to recommend staying at home and avoiding all face-to-face contact (shielding). This includes women with ovarian cancer in active treatment undergoing chemotherapy or receiving other targeted cancer treatments. While advice for the wider public is changing, the government says that you should continue shielding if you’re already doing it. We know this is really difficult for many people, so please get in touch if you need support.
Coronavirus: your questions answered
We have the answers to some of your frequently asked questions about ovarian cancer and coronavirus.
Ovarian cancer treatment in the pandemic
We’re working hard to make sure ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment still goes ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus and making decisions about resucitation
A message from our Head of Services, Lizzy Rodgers, about coronavirus/Covid-19 and reports that people with cancer are being asked to agree not to be resuscitated if they become seriously unwell.
Information from other sources
- One Cancer Voice, a group of leading cancer charities which includes Target Ovarian Cancer, have also worked in partnership with NHS England to answer some FAQs (frequently asked questions).
- The Scottish Government have released an information leaflet for cancer patients.
- The Welsh Government have published information on coronavirus on their website.
- The Northern Ireland executive have published information on coronavirus on their website.