Target Ovarian Cancer campaigners at parliament

Thank you for emailing your candidates

Thank you so much to everyone who emailed their local candidates standing in the general election calling on them to act on ovarian cancer. Our voices were heard loud and clear: over 900 emails were sent in constituencies in every corner of the country. When we take action together, we are harder to ignore.

With your help, we will continue to campaign tirelessly to influence the next government and politicians across the UK to transform the future for women with ovarian cancer.

One Cancer Voice: A manifesto for people living with cancer 

Target Ovarian Cancer collaborated with 28 other cancer charities to produce a manifesto for people with cancer.

The manifesto, called One Cancer Voice: A manifesto for people living with cancer, contains a series of policy recommendations for the next UK Government. Urgent action needs to be taken to improve cancer awareness, diagnosis, treatment and care.

What should the next government do?

We campaign tirelessly to influence politicians and decision makers across the UK to transform the future for women with ovarian cancer. Here’s what we want to see from the next government:

  • An increase in awareness with publicly funded awareness campaigns in every corner of the UK that include the symptoms of ovarian cancer to ensure women know the signs and symptoms to look out for.
  • Action to ensure that women are diagnosed at the earliest possible stage, which should include the shortest diagnostic pathway possible, and GPs trained in the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • Every woman having access to the best treatment including universal access to world-class surgery by ensuring all women receive surgery at a specialist centre with an experienced surgeon.
  • The effective use of data to improve diagnosis and treatment, which must include government funded full-scale clinical audit of ovarian cancer mapping diagnostic and treatment pathways.

We'll be working to ensure ovarian cancer is a top priority for the next government.