AstraZeneca supports World Ovarian Cancer Day 2016

Play the Know and Tell game for World Ovarian Cancer Day

At AstraZeneca we are committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer to ensure that every woman is fully informed about the symptoms and the impact of the disease. It is our goal to leave “no woman untold” about the disease.

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide.1 Symptoms are often mistaken for less serious illnesses, which can delay diagnosis, and a significant proportion of patients are diagnosed after the cancer has spread.2 Knowledge is our best defence against this often devastating disease.

World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8th May is a good opportunity to increase conversation and help educate women about the key symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer. AstraZeneca have supported World Ovarian Cancer Day for the past two years and are looking forward to continuing our commitment this year with our ‘Know and Tell’ campaign.

WOCD Game: Test your knowledge!

As part of the campaign, we have developed an online game to test your knowledge of ovarian cancer. Why not give it a go today and further your understanding of the disease?

For more information about World Ovarian Cancer Day and ovarian cancer visit: http://ovariancancerday.org/

 

References

1 Cancer Research UK. Ovarian cancer incidence. Available at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/ovarian-cancer/incidence#heading-Five Last accessed: May 2016

2 World Ovarian Cancer Day. 5 Facts Everyone should know about Ovarian Cancer. Available at http://ovariancancerday.org/about-ovarian/5-facts-everyone-should-know-about-ovarian-cancer/ Last accessed: May 2016

Date of Preparation: April 2016
Date of expiry: June 2016
Atlas ID: 971.717,011