Ovarian Cancer Australia's is responsive of the personalised needs of all those affected by ovarian cancer delivering tailored, evidence-based and accessible support and information free of charge to all Australians impacted.
Why women need our support
When faced with an ovarian cancer diagnosis women also find the statistics extremely confronting. The fact that the five-year survival rate is just 46% and more than 70% of those in late stages will experience a recurrence; sees more than 40% suffering clinical depression or anxiety. Ovarian Cancer Australia gives these women access to face-to-face ovarian cancer nurses from the point of diagnosis. We provide them with access to evidence based information and support. We are here to provide much needed hope by ensuring they are aware of the latest research developments, new treatments and clinical trials.
Women living with ovarian cancer also tell us the experience is often very isolating and they feel very vulnerable. Due to its low incidence (just over 1500 diagnosed each year) compared to most other cancers; women often feel alone with their diagnosis as they are unlikely to know anyone else in their community with the disease. Whether it is via direct support or helping create connections with other women affected; Ovarian Cancer Australia is there to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.