UK sources of information and / or support
Has an information leaflet on Ovarian Cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support aims to help people live with cancer by providing information and emotional support for patients, their families and health professionals.
This is an Online Personal Risk Assessment Tool (OPERA) which is provided by Macmillan Cancer Support offering personalised support and information for people who are concerned about inherited risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer.
Women’s Health Concern provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns. They provide a range of factsheets including one in this area.
Ovacome is a UK-wide support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer, involving sufferers, families, friends, carers and health professionals.
International ovarian cancer research charity. UK registered. Raising awareness of ovarian cancer in the UK. Collaborates with international network of clinicians and researchers in ovarian cancer. Biennial international meetings. Position papers produced. Latest research collated. Raising funds for UK research into ovarian cancer.
Dedicated to achieving a long and good life for every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United Kingdom, and working to improve diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
From the Department of Health. Although the title is 'for health professionals' there is much information on this website that is of use and interest to the general public.
Information from the North London Cancer Network.
Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.
Healthtalkonline, is an award-winning charity website, which lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. The information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. It is brought to you by Cancer Research UK. They believe that information about cancer should be freely available to all and written in a way that people can easily understand.
A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information on ovarian cancer. See their Patient Information section.
The British Menopause Society is a registered charity aimed at the medical profession and is open to healthcare professionals specialising in the menopause, including consultants, trainee gynaecologists, GP's and nursing professionals. They provide a wide range of information including one in this area.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
See also the Patient UK cancer page for many other links.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.