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State of the Nation: Next Gen Pledge

Make a #nextgenpledge to support women with ovarian cancer now and into the future. We must shift the dial on ovarian cancer survival and ensure women's lives are not threatened in the future.

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this is the state of our nation

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Ovarian cancer survival is falling behind

If a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the chance that she will still be alive five years later is just 46 per cent. That’s if it’s caught early: 59 per cent of women diagnosed are already at an advanced stage of the disease, and just 29 per cent of them will survive beyond five years.

That’s mothers, given less than half a chance to raise their children. Wives, grappling with the fact their partner will grow old alone. Sisters and daughters, facing the unimaginable. 

Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal and least understood cancers and over the next 10 years, an estimated 14,000 Australian women will die of it. We want to change that.

What we know

The number of women being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is increasing each year. In 2020, it is expected that 1,800 women will be diagnosed, and less than half of these women will survive beyond 2025.

Ovarian cancer experts unanimously agreed that the lack of an early detection test for ovarian cancer is the greatest barrier to seeing improved survival outcomes. If an early detection test was developed, women's chances of survival would soar to over 90%. 

Read the findings

Women with ovarian cancer deserve more than half a chance at survival.

History shows that where communities, governments and industry come together big improvements in survival can be realised, and countless lives can be saved. Ovarian cancer has been left behind in the last 45 years of modern cancer research, but it can be the success story of the next generation.

The goals #forherfuture

We need your help to make these goals a reality

Every woman deserves more than half a chance of surviving an ovarian cancer diagnosis. It's time to come together as a community and ensure we see a better future for women and girls. 

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