Free Workplace Presentations about Ovarian Cancer
11 Mar 2020 by Stuart Ashmore
- Health & Wellbeing
Ovacome (the national UK ovarian cancer charity focused on providing support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer, and with a Regional Office based in Dudley) is offering FREE presentations for your staff and volunteers that will give them the information they need to know about ovarian cancer.
Although cancer affects many people in the workforce either directly as patients or indirectly as carers there is little public understanding of ovarian cancer, what to watch for and how to get help.
Ovarian cancer is uncommon with around 7000 cases each year, but can be devastating because it is usually diagnosed late, when it has spread and when treatment is more difficult.
Ovacome wants to change this and is committed to educating the public about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, which can seem vague and non-specific and are often mistaken for less serious conditions. This means women delay seeking medical help.
Presentations include an ovarian cancer survivor giving her story and information from Ovacome staff. The sessions are informal and supportive so people are comfortable to ask questions and chat with us. Very positive feedback has been received from employers and staff members
‘Thank you for sharing and raising awareness about the symptoms that too often are explained away as ‘oh that is just…’
‘Thanks for sharing this with us all, we often put so many of our aches and pains to old age / menopause etc. without even considering it might be something major serious, really good to have highlighted this.’
Ovacome can tailor the sessions to meet your staff’s needs and fit in with your business and are often asked to be part of health and wellbeing events or occupational health initiatives.
For more information and to book a presentation contact: Lee Priestly T: 020 7299 6651 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org