Yesterday, I attended an event organised by women’s cancer charity The Eve Appeal to mark the start of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
During this time women’s cancer charity The Eve Appeal is committed to raising awareness about the key signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, working towards earlier detection and prevention of all five women’s cancers. This is pivotal as:
- Every year in the UK over 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 4,200 women lose their fight
- Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women and accounts for more UK deaths than all of the other gynaecological cancers put together
- Most women are not diagnosed until ovarian cancer has spread, which is why it is important that women know about the symptoms, so that they can seek advice as early as possible
As part of the month-long campaign, called Make Time for Tea, The Eve Appeal encourages members of the public to hold tea parties throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in aid to raise vital awareness and funds for their pioneering research into early detection and prevention.