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It provides a nurse-led telephone and email support service staffed by medical professionals that can answer clinical questions, talk through the issues, provide emotional support, advice and chat.
It publishes a newsletter three times a year with information about the latest ovarian cancer research, trials and news from members. Ovacome also publishes authoritative clinical information for people affected by ovarian cancer and for health professionals, and represents the interests of women to the health service, the medical and research establishments and decision makers.
FMS adopted Ovacome as one of its charities after the tragically early death from ovarian cancer of one of its members, Dr Lisa Jayne Coles in 2012 (left). Lisa leaves a husband, mother and father – all FMS volunteers – and a small daughter.