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What is ovarian cancer?

Every year 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This section describes what cancer is, and how ovarian cancer is explained in terms of type, sub type, stage and grade.   

Read about more about symptoms of ovarian cancer, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.

Fundraising event
Start Making Noise
Event date:
1 March, 2018 to 31 March, 2018
11 women die in the UK every day from ovarian cancer. Awareness of ovarian cancer is low, both among women and GPs, with two-thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread. Research spend on ovarian cancer in the UK has dropped by a third in five years. Enough is enough. This March...
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Supernova London
Event date:
3 March, 2018 - 19:00
Supernova 5K London 5K, 3 March 2018 Take the beautiful and iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, wait until dusk, get the family together, dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K! How do I sign up?  To join Team Target...
Fundraising event
The Big Colour Clash
Event date:
9 March, 2018
Join hundreds of people across the UK and shout out with your boldest and brightest clothes on Friday 9 March. Ask your colleagues to donate for taking part and drum up support with a prize for the most outlandish office outfit! Sign up to The Big Colour Clash Find out more about how to Start...
Fundraising event
London Landmarks Half Marathon logo
Event date:
25 March, 2018 - 10:00
Sunday 25 March 2018  Brand new for 2018, the London Landmarks Half Marathon is the first half marathon to go through the heart of the historic City of London. The stunning, closed road route will showcase a magnificent array of the capital’s grandest landmarks, and its quirky and hidden history!...


the Target OVarian Cancer Symptoms Diary App

Symptoms Diary app

A bloated tummy, needing to wee more, tummy pain, and always feeling full could all be symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Our free Symptoms Diary app is an easy way to record your symptoms and communicate more effectively with your GP