On average, 4 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every day; of these 3 will die.
57% of women with ovarian cancer will be dead within five years. There is NO early detection test and the Pap smear does not test for ovarian cancer.
Being aware of the symptoms is critical to survival, with 70% of women diagnosed at a late stage. Women need to take control of their health and speak to their GP if they’re worried about symptoms.
Ovarian Cancer Australia supports those affected by ovarian cancer, gives them a voice, facilitates research, and raises awareness on a national scale. We deliver best practice, accessible support informed by consumers.
Without government funding, we rely solely on the generosity of individuals and corporate Australia to continue our vital work.
With your support we will strive to reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer by 25% and improve the five year survival rate by 25% by the year 2025.