Living with ovarian cancer

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow–up. At first these check-ups will be quite often but gradually become less frequent. The follow-up will continue for at least 5 years.

At the check–up, you may have tests like a physical exam, X–rays, ulrasounds, scans, and blood tests. If you are between check–ups or you have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay.

Get support

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the Cancer Nurseline on freefone 1800 200 700. The Nurseline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis