Brisbane Times: ‘There’s an awful lot of us’: The symptoms women need to know

Diane Gardiner considers herself to be very lucky to be alive.

The Melburnian did not have “the foggiest” about the seriousness of the symptoms she was experiencing. Her GP didn’t either.


Less than half of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer within a month of seeing a doctor, finds survey

Less than half of women with symptoms that are common in ovarian cancer are diagnosed within one month of first seeing a doctor, a large global survey of women with the disease1 has found. Results also revealed low levels of awareness of the cancer among women and delays in seeking medical help.

“This study, for the first time, provides powerful evidence of the challenges faced by women diagnosed with ovarian cancer across the world, and sets an agenda for global change,” said Anwen Jones, chief executive officer of Target Ovarian Cancer in the UK and co-chair of the study, which was funded by


The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘There’s an awful lot of us’: The symptoms women need to know

Diane Gardiner considers herself to be very lucky to be alive.

The Melburnian did not have “the foggiest” about the seriousness of the symptoms she was experiencing. Her GP didn’t either.


Report: Women Everywhere Don’t Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer

A new study of women with ovarian cancer shows that ignorance about the condition is common among patients in all 44 countries surveyed. And that ignorance has a cost. The disease is more treatable, even potentially curable, in its early stages.


Women Don’t Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer and the Cost Is Deadly

A new report conducted by the nonprofit World Ovarian Cancer Coalition found that women diagnosed with ovarian cancer lack crucial knowledge about the disease.


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Is ‘Woefully Low’—Here Are the Symptoms to Look Out For

Experts have warned of a “woeful” lack of awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer after a study revealed two thirds of women had never heard of the disease before they were diagnosed.


Ovarian cancer shame: Less than third of UK cases are diagnosed in a month

Well below the global average of 43% (and women in the US wait the longest to be told the devastating news)


UK waiting times for ovarian cancer diagnosis failing women compared to other countries, charity warns

Only 30 per cent of women receive diagnosis within one month compared to 43 per cent globally


Britain ‘worst in the world’ for early ovarian cancer diagnosis – at the bottom of list of 44 countries

A World Ovarian Cancer Coalition study found two-thirds of UK women were only diagnosed after the cancer had spread


British women being failed over early ovarian cancer diagnosis

Target Ovarian Cancer said UK women are waiting longer than average for a diagnosis compared to the rest of the world.