Going through ovarian cancer when you are younger.

Every year 1,000 women under the age of 50 are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The Eve Appeal have collaborated with Ovacome, Ovarian Cancer Action and Target Ovarian Cancer to produce A Younger Women's Guide to ovarian cancer offering advice and support.

The Younger Women’s Guide helps provide information and support for women dealing with the emotions of a cancer diagnosis and the physical effects of treatment, younger women often face additional challenges including the loss of fertility and facing an early menopause, undergoing treatment whilst caring for young children, older relatives or a demanding job and struggling to cope with the financial burden a cancer diagnosis presents.

As fewer women are diagnosed at a younger age, it can be a very isolating experience. The new guide provides crucial information, advice and signposting to help women through the emotional, physical and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.

The Younger Women’s Guide features advice and quotes from women who have experiences of living with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer at a younger age and it was written in consultation with health professionals with expertise in treatment and the impact of treatment.  It contains up-to-date information on treatment, relationships, fertility and early menopause. There is also support on coping with the impact cancer has on body image and sexuality, and coming to terms with not being able to have children.

The Eve Appeal are so pleased to be able to support younger women living with ovarian cancer through this guide.

“This unified approach means that we will be providing younger women with a one-stop shop with valuable information and support and guidance on how best to make sense of their diagnosis and cope with the difficult times they may face.”