Ovarian cancer organisations
This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with ovarian cancer. There is information about
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Cancer Research UK
407 St John Street
Helpline: 0808 800 40 40
Admin phone number: 020 7242 0200
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52-54 Featherstone Street
London, EC1Y 8RT
A national support group for women with ovarian cancer and their families and friends. They run a patient to patient online forum for emotional support and encouragement. They also publish a newsletter and run a website. Ovacome holds a free Members' day every year, which provides an opportunity to meet other women who have had or are living with ovarian cancer.
Women's Health Concern
Spracklen House, East wing
Email advice line: www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/email-advice
An organisation that provides information about many women's health issues. Can give personalised advice on menopause problems and hormone replacement therapy. Professional counselling available. Produces booklets on a range of subjects including hormone replacement therapy, menopause, hysterectomy and ovarian cysts. The email link above will take you to a web page. The charity now have to ask for a minimum donation of £10 per email enquiry. So the web page has a link to take you to a Paypal site to pay the charge, before automatically directing you to the email form.
National Cancer Institute - ovarian cancer section
The American National Cancer Institute's information on ovarian cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive, but of course, written for an American audience.
Look Good Feel Better
West Hill House
32 West Hill
A charity set up by the cosmetics industry. Volunteer beauty therapists provide skincare and make up workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment. All guests are provided with a goodie bag. It has been running for 21 years and workshops are held in over 83 hospitals and specialist cancer support centres across the UK. Find your nearest workshop and read more about the work of the charity on their website.
Ovarian Cancer Action
8 - 12 Camden High Street
This site aims to improve survival for women with ovarian cancer and raise awareness. The organisation also organises conferences and has a newsletter.
Target Ovarian Cancer
2 Angel Gate
Target Ovarian Cancer aims to achieve a long and good life for every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United Kingdom, and works to improve diagnosis and treatment of this disease. They also have a symptoms diary to help women concerned about ovarian cancer record symptoms and talk to their doctor about them. This is available as an app and to print out.
Lynch Syndrome UK
This new charity aims to provide information and support to people with Lynch syndrome and their families, and to raise awareness of this syndrome. They also provide support through their Facebook page Lynch Syndrome UK Online.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run a helpline providing cancer information and benefits advice.
This site has collections of patient experiences in writing and as audio and video clips. You can find out about other people's experiences of tests, treatment and living with ovarian cancer. There is also a patient forum. Healthtalkonline is run by the DIPEx (Database of Patient Experiences) charity.
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