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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women, after breast, lung, bowel, and uterine cancers, and the fourth most common cause of death from cancer in women. Each year over 7,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with the disease.

The national ovarian cancer charity Target Ovarian Cancer has called for improved awareness of symptoms, speedier diagnosis and improved treatment pathways.

In the lead up to the debate, people’s thoughts and experiences are being gathered in the comments section of a post on the House of Commons Facebook page.

For background about the disease, see the information pages on the Cancer Research website, and the websites of the Eve Appeal and Target Ovarian Cancer.

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