Ovarian Cancer

Angelina Jolie's Bravery Could Save Lives

Jess Champion | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

Here at Ovarian Cancer Action we applaud Angelina Jolie's decision to announce that she has had her ovaries removed and are anticipating another wave of the 'Angelina Effect', which saw a dramatic increase in the number of women referred for genetic testing after Angelina announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy in 2013.

Why Did Angelina Have Her Ovaries And Fallopian Tubes Removed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after early signs of cancer were detected. The actres...

What Mother's Day Is Like For A Woman Unable To Have Children

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you've spectacularly cocked it up, you should have set aside at least a little bit of Sunday to honour your dear old mother. We all have one...

Devoted Grandson Hikes Shropshire Hill 365 Times In Memory Of His Nan

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man from Telford has hiked up a Shropshire hill 365 times in 2014, to raise money for the hospice that cared for his grandmother in the final months...

Meet The Cancer-Fighting Gran Who Knitted Herself Some Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We couldn't even begin to imagine how tough it must be - both mentally and physically - going through chemotherapy. But then there's the finally cherr...

How Your Weight Affects Your Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers have said. Scientists have previously linked be...

Elly Mayday, Plus-Size Model With Ovarian Cancer, Is Changing The Status Quo Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet our new body image heroine: Elly Mayday. The 25-year-old plus-size model is single-handedly (not counting the help of some 79,000 Facebook fan...

Cancer Genes Could Hold The Key To Understanding The Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer is caused by DNA mutations triggered by chemicals, radiation or ageing, and for the first time ever, a library of genetic changes underlying 30...

Cancer Risk: Some Not-So-Great News For Tall Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tall women are more at risk from certain types of cancer once they reach middle age, research suggests. The study found a correlation between heigh...

Cancer In Family? It May Increase Risk Of Contracting Other Strands Of Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer in the family can increase the chances of developing another form of the disease besides the one affecting your relative, a study has fo...

New Device Can 'Sniff' Out Bladder Cancer, Says Scientists

PA | PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A device that can sniff out early signs of bladder cancer has been developed by British scientists. The Odoreader smells urine and detects differen...

Ovarian Cancer: Could You Spot The Signs?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This article has been updated on 2 July, with quotes from Professor Gabra from Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College. The lega...

Angelina Jolie Plans Further Surgery To Reduce Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Just days after Angelina Jolie revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, reports suggest that the movie star...

DNA Testing For Cancer 'Routine Within Five Years'

PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

GPs could be routinely testing patients for their genetic risk of cancer within five years following a landmark study. The biggest investigation of...

Screenings 'Give False Reassurance' To Women Concerned About Ovarian Cancer

PA | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of women incorrectly believe that smear tests can detect ovarian cancer, a charity has warned. Target Ovarian Cancer said that a poll o...

Could Herpes Virus Be Key To Cancer Treatment?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A genetically modified herpes virus has been created that can block the spread of breast and ovarian cancer. Scientists believe the virus, which ha...

Working After Cancer

Emma Leach | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Leach

You might think that work would be the last thing on my mind, but when your life has been shattered by a cancer diagnosis, stability in other aspects of life becomes paramount and work can play a pivotal role in shaping your routine, your relationships and your identity.

'I Feel So Well And I Might Be Dead By Summer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

A television journalist has revealed she may die within six months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer for a third time. BBC news corresponde...

Study Provides Hope For Ovarian Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A link has been discovered between stem cell factors in ovarian cancer which could help develop therapies, according to a new study. The research, ...

Why I Want to Get Rid of My Breasts

Laura Price | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

I'll just come straight out with it: I want them gone. I don't mean I want to be flat-chested forever - I want a full reconstruction, but I want rid of my natural breasts and the risk of getting cancer again.

Ovarian Cancer: UK Survival Rates 'Lower'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women are less likely to survive ovarian cancer in the UK than in other comparable countries, researchers have said. Differences in treatment for a...

Taller Women 'At Higher Risk Of Ovarian Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a team of Oxford academics, women blessed in the height department have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers fr...

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Why British Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates Are Flagging Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a study by the Ovarian Cancer Action, ovarian cancer survival rates for British women lag behind the rest of Europe, with one woman dying...

Women Need to Speak Up About Health Taboos

Liz Campbell | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

Statistics show that one in three women over the age of 30 will suffer with some kind of incontinence. This is not a condition of the elderly; it is something that will probably affect you or the woman sitting next to you at some time in your life.

Behind the Conflicting Headlines: What do the Results of Trials of Avastin for Ovarian Cancer Actually Show?

Annabelle South | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Annabelle South

We urgently need to improve how women with ovarian cancer are treated. I hope that further results from the ICON7 trial that are due out over the next year or so will bring us the knowledge to do this.