There is a postcode lottery in the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, a charity has claimed.
Target Ovarian Cancer found that in some areas of England, less than one third of women with ovarian cancer receive an early diagnosis (stage I and II). The average is 42%.
The charity argued that if more clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) match the best areas, thousands of lives could be saved.
The Prime Minister has pledged that three out of four people will have their cancer diagnosed at an early stage by 2028.
The charity is calling for a public awareness campaign so women know the symptoms to look out for; a faster diagnostic pathway so women get to treatment as quickly as possible; and investment in research to find new tests to diagnose ovarian cancer faster.