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Useful Links

If you are concerned about Ovarian Cancer symptoms or have questions about the disease the links on this page will provide you with more information.

The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal raises money to fund the world-class research programme at the Department of Women’s Cancer based at University College London (UCL). The website provides information about the detection and improved treatment of all five gynaecological cancers.



Ovacome is a charity that provides a nurse-led telephone and email support service staffed by medical professionals that can answer clinical questions, talk through the issues, provide emotional support, advice and chat.


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK have a section on their website that is all about ovarian cancer, including symptoms and causes, tests and scans to diagnose  cancer of the ovary, treatment including surgery and chemotherapy, and current research.



The Macmillan cancer support website includes information on ovarian cancer; about how it is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support.


Ovarian Cancer Action

Ovarian Cancer Action is a research and awareness charity that strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.



BRCA Umbrella

A support network for women diagnosed BRCA1 or BRCA2 positive.



The ROCA Test is a simple blood test that detects the likelihood of a woman having ovarian cancer now. It uses age, menopausal status, risk status and serial blood measurements of CA-125 levels over time to produce a score that indicates her risk of having ovarian cancer. Clinical trials of over 200,000 women have shown it to be the most accurate initial screening test for ovarian cancer available. It has been found to detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage and its use may reduce mortality from ovarian cancer (this needs confirming with longer follow-up of the women studied in a very large clinical trial).