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.