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Our focus is to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer symptoms to the 800,000 women across the North West in the most at-risk group.

Speed of diagnosis is vital in securing a better outcome, but this diagnosis comes too late for many.

We aim to help women at the highest risk spot the symptoms so they can inform their GPs as early as possible. We are also working to raise awareness of the symptoms amongst the region’s GPs to help avoid losing precious time through misdiagnosis.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

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If you feel persistently bloated and the feeling doesn’t go away.

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If you start experiencing pain in your pelvis or your tummy.

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If you feel full more quickly than usual or lose your appetite.

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If you start needing to wee more often or more urgently than usual.

For full information please see our symptoms page


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If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, Maggie’s can help. Maggie’s Centres are built in the grounds of NHS hospitals and offer a warm, welcoming place where you can meet people who are experiencing the same things you are, find support groups specific to your needs and get advice and information from their Cancer Support Specialists.

Maggie’s offers a monthly support group for those people affected by Ovarian cancer; the group will give you the opportunity to connect with other women in your situation and share experiences in a safe place.

For more information please give your local Maggie’s centre a ring on:
Maggie’s Manchester: 0161 641 4848
Maggie’s Merseyside: 0151 334 4301

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Chai Cancer Care
Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s dedicated cancer support organisation providing specialised support and care to cancer patients and their loved ones. Chai currently supports over 3,600 clients and operates from 11 centres across the UK with a range of comprehensive services including counselling and advisory services, complementary therapies and their medical outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care service. If you are too unwell to visit a centre Chai can come to you through their Home Support Service. Including many other support groups, Chai provides a BRCA support group supporting those impacted by living with the BRCA gene. For more information please
or Call Chai’s freephone on 0808 808 4567

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Once Upon a Smile
Provides children’s bereavement support
0161 711 0339

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