The earlier a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer the more likely it is she will respond to treatment and the better the outcome. But, the number of women living at least a year following their diagnosis is very low when compared with 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 campaigning for government-funded symptoms awareness campaigns in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We are also campaigning for the shortest possible diagnostic pathway and for existing guidelines to be implemented.