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The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on women with ovarian cancer.
It was distressing to read the stories of women in Target Ovarian Cancer’s latest report: ‘Voices of women with ovarian cancer: the coronavirus pandemic and its impact’, who are worried about contacting their GP with symptoms, whose treatment is currently in limbo, or who are being advised to shield.
My heart goes out to all these women, but, in particular, I cannot appreciate how difficult it must be for women to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, know that they need treatment, but have that treatment delayed and disrupted because of the coronavirus crisis.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, and asked him to implement the recommendations of Target Ovarian Cancer’s report. See my letter below.