Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Ireland

Whether you are worried about ovarian cancer, want to know more about the symptoms, testing or treatment options, or are looking for a clinical trial, we hope you can find the information you need here.

Ovarian cancer is not a single disease, it is an umbrella term for a multitude of different types of cancer that affect the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the primary peritoneal cavity. The most common type is epithelial ovarian cancer.

OvaCare is delighted to support the ovarian platform of thisisGo, a one stop shop for accurate and reliable information for ovarian cancer patients and their partners. We would encourage you to visit this site which offers a personalised resource for you and yours impacted by a gynaecological cancer. We would like to thank all our members who worked with the thisisGO team to deliver the content that patients and their partners want.


Ovarian Cancer in Ireland

Ovarian cancer is the 4th leading cause of female cancer deaths in Ireland. Over 400 women are diagnosed annually (National Cancer Registry Ireland Annual Report 2020).

Ovarian Cancer Ireland

Useful Websites

Ovarian Cancer Charities

Emer Casey Foundation –  www.emercaseyfoundation.com

Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund – www.karenfenton.ie/

OvaCome – www.ovacome.org.uk

Support Centres

Cork Cancer Care Centre – www.corkcancercarecentre.ie/

Cork ARC Cancer support house – www.corkcancersupport.ie

ARC Cancer support centres Dublin – www.arccancersupport.ie

Cancer Care West Galway – www.cancercarewest.ie/

Circle of Friends Tipperary – www.circleoffriendstipperary.com/

Clare Cancer Support – www.clarecancersupport.com/

East Galway & Midlands (EGM) Cancer Support – www.egmcancersupport.com/

National Cancer Charities

Irish Cancer Society – www.cancer.ie

Marie Keating Foundation – www.mariekeating.ie

Breakthrough Cancer Research – www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie

Financial Support

Irish Cancer Society Financial Support – www.cancer.ie

Marie Keating Society Comfort fund – www.mariekeating.ie

Other useful websites

Personalised ovarian cancer platform – www.thisisGO.ie

National Cancer Control Programme – www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/5/cancer/

Cancer Trials Ireland – www.cancertrials.ie

IPPOSI – www.ipposi.ie/

Macmillan Cancer Supportwww.macmillan.org.uk/

Lynch Syndrome Ireland – www.lynchsyndromeireland.com/

Cancer Genetics – www.cancergenetics.ie

World Ovarian Cancer Day – www.worldovariancancercoalition.org/

This Ovarian Cancer Information was compiled by OvaCare and Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge (SOCK), sponsored by the European Network of Gynaecological Cancer Advocacy Groups