From their website:
Ovacome is the national UK ovarian cancer charity focused on providing support and information to anyone affected by ovarian cancer. This includes people who have either been diagnosed with the disease or think that they might be at risk, as well as their friends and family and healthcare professionals.
We are a strong community of many thousands of people, all working together with the aim of reducing isolation, sharing information, promoting knowledge and supporting anyone affected by ovarian cancer.
We have over 4,000 members and each year we support around 18,000 people.
We provide a range of support services, including:
- regional support and information events*
*Our programme of regional events has been suspended due to Covid, but we hope to return to face-to-face meetings as soon as it is safe for us to do so.
We also run a highly successful UK Survivors Teaching Students programme, giving presentations and educating student nurses, doctors and specialists on signs, symptoms and experiences of people with ovarian cancer. We are the European representatives of this programme, which began in the United States.
Ovacome campaigns to help people and health professionals recognise the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and for high quality care and treatment to be available to all.
We are not a campaign group or a research charity; we maintain a clear focus on support. Whether you would like to speak to us anonymously or face to face, we are here to support you in your times of need and we are committed to doing so in as many ways as possible.