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Ovarian cancer patients often report treating their symptoms with over the counter medication, and/or changing diet before seeing a health care professional. It is important to understand when, how long, and how much compared to healthier women. This is not known.
The primary goal of this study is to investigate if shopping history on loyalty cards collected by two high street retailers can be used objectively for cancer research.
We will compare up to 6 years of shopping history of
500 women with ovarian cancer
500 women without ovarian cancer
using the information collected on the loyalty cards of the following high street retailers:
We would like you to complete and submit our secured and confidential
Informed study consent
Informed consent providing permission to request your shopping history from the retailers
An ovarian cancer risk questionnaire
Identity verification documents (proof of ID and address) for the retailers to match your information.
Women living in the UK
18 years of age and older
who have not been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
have at least one loyalty card from Boots and/or Tesco.
Note: You don't have to be a frequent user or could be buying for everyone else in your household. Matching patients and healthy volunteers will account for similarities and differences.
Cancer Loyalty Card Study Participant Information Sheet