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Coronavirus and ovarian cancer

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

UK governments have written to people who might be at extra risk if they catch coronavirus (Covid-19) to recommend shielding. This includes women with ovarian cancer in active treatment undergoing chemotherapy or receiving other targeted cancer treatments.

As of late May/June government guidance in EnglandWalesNorthern Ireland and Scotland was updated to say that while women who are shielding should continue to take precautions, you may now leave your home for some reasons as long as you maintain strict social distancing. We know this is really difficult for many people, so please get in touch if you need support.

Shielding advice in England only will be changing from 6 July 2020. For the latest updates on guidance visit our 'shielding advice updates' page.

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