The quicker a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer the more likely it is she will respond to treatment and the better the outcome. One-year survival for ovarian cancer in the UK - the number of women living at least a year following their diagnosis - currently trails that of other countries. Over a quarter of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed through an emergency presentation (for example, accident and emergency).
Target Ovarian Cancer is working to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. We are campaigning for government-funded awareness campaigns in all nations of the UK. We are also campaigning for the shortest possible diagnostic pathway and for existing guidelines to be implemented.