Stephen has given his support to Target Ovarian Cancer at the launch of their ‘Pathfinder 2016’ report in the House of Commons.

Target Ovarian Cancer is the national ovarian cancer charity working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full. The ‘Pathfinder: 2016’ report highlights the need for more awareness, making it easier for women to notice signs of the cancer. It also suggests that there need to be quicker referrals and a bigger support network for women suffering with ovarian cancer.

Every year 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and less than half of women with ovarian cancer are alive five years after diagnosis. 

Constituent Cathay Boyle (pictured) also joined the MPs in Westminster. Cathy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014 and said she wanted to ask “government and health bodies to invest in ovarian cancer care and support”. She said: “I have been through the system and received surgery and chemotherapy after my diagnosis - it is so important that the 25,000 women living with ovarian cancer in the UK all feel counted, and receive the best care and access to new treatments.”

Stephen added: “I’m really pleased to be here to ensure that all women with ovarian cancer get the care, support and new treatments that are needed, so that women’s lives are transformed, now and in future.”

AuthorStephen Timms