The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval. It was set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. The world-leading research that we fund is ambitious and challenging but our vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
Ovacome focuses on providing personalised support and information to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or worried that they might be at risk, as well as to their friends and family. We deliver a range of free support services, including a telephone support line, a 24-hour online forum, email support, an instant chat service, face-to-face support groups and regional support events around the UK.
We work to raise awareness of the disease not only among the general public, but with the healthcare professionals of the future, through our Survivors Teaching Students education programme.
We are committed to providing a reliable, accurate and relevant source of information for anyone with questions about ovarian cancer. We produce fact sheets, leaflets and newsletters, packed with the important information that women with ovarian cancer need, with contributions from some of the top clinicians in the field.
We have been providing support to women and their families for over 22 years and we will continue to be there for them for as long as they need.
Every two hours a woman in the UK dies from ovarian cancer and we think this is unacceptable. Ovarian Cancer Action is a research charity dedicated to beating the disease and creating a better future for the thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer. Together, we can stop women dying before their time by:
Funding research that saves lives by attacking the problem at every level. From developing life-extending treatments, to researching a screening tool to ensure it is caught in its earliest stage.
Raising awareness. With no national screening programme and a poor survival rate it’s vital that everyone is educated about the disease and its symptoms.
Campaigning for change. We fight to ensure that all women at high risk have access to genetic testing and information about how they can reduce their risk.
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK-wide ovarian cancer charity, working to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much needed support to women with ovarian cancer. We are the authority on ovarian cancer. We work with women, family members and health professionals to ensure we target the areas that matter most for those living and working with ovarian cancer. We offer information and support – for women, doctors and nurses – while also raising awareness and funding cutting edge UK-wide medical research.
11 women die every day from ovarian cancer, and ovarian cancer faces chronic underfunding compared with other cancers. Enough is enough. It’s time to TAKE OVAR. Together we can make sure women in the UK have the best chances of survival. Join us to raise awareness, fund research and save lives.