Today marks the beginning of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM) and we at DrugStars are extremely about this as it gives us the chance to talk about one of the many fantastic charities we are fundraising for via the DrugStars app.
What is OCAM?
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM) takes place in March each year. During this month, all relevant charities in the UK work together to raise awareness on the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Knowledge of the symptoms of ovarian cancer is crucial. The American Cancer Society suggests that only about 20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. When ovarian cancer is found early, about 94% of patients live longer than 5 years after diagnosis. Thus highlighting the importance of an early diagnosis as it significantly improves outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.
Who Are Ovacome
Ovacome is an ovarian cancer charity focused on providing support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer. Since their inception in 1996, they have been working with women diagnosed with the disease or those who think that they might be at risk, as well as their friends and family and healthcare professionals.
The team at Ovacome have done a great job at ensuring that their help and support reaches women who need it. As a result, their services span across a number of channels including a telephone support line, a 24-hour online forum, face-to-face support groups, email support and an instant chat service.
In an effort to ensure that their work can continue to help women across the UK, we’d like to encourage our users to donate to Ovacome via the DrugStars app.DrugStars