World Ovarian Cancer Day - Sunday 8th May

World Ovarian Cancer Day provides an opportunity each year to raise the profile of this disease which takes the lives of 140,000 per year internationally.

Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all gynecologic cancers, and is characterized around the world by a lack of awareness of symptoms and late stage diagnosis.

May 8th, 2013, was the first World Ovarian Cancer Day. On this day, ovarian cancer organizations from around the world united to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.


For women living with the disease, and their families and friends, World Ovarian Cancer Day has built, and will continue to build a sense of solidarity in the fight against the disease.

To participate in the World Ovarian Cancer Day campaign online via Twitter & Facebook:

  • Follow @OvarianCancerDY on Twitter and use #WOCD and #WorldOvarianCancerDay
  • Follow on Facebook and tag the campaign in your posts
  • Share the image above in your posts
  • Visit for more information & materials