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Where Your Money Goes

Our focus is to provide support for those women and people impacted by ovarian cancer (including family and friends) and look to the future through advocating for change, through continuing to secure on going funding for treatment and research in addition to ensuring the best treatment options are available to all.

Every dollar makes a huge difference

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all female cancers. By raising awareness and funds, you're helping provide access to resources and support programs for these women in need. Funding also contributes to the creation of future resources and expansion of others.

Action drives impact. The money you raise will help Ovarian Cancer Australia provide personalised support and create better outcomes for people affected by ovarian cancer.

Your Impact

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Over 1,000 Women

have received personalised support from a specialist ovarian cancer nurse since the Teal Support Program began.

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2,566 Helpline requests

received by our nurses over the last 12 months.

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15,633 resources

containing advice and information have been mailed out over the last 12 months.

Provide Care Today

Free access to our services is crucial, as no woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer should carry the financial burden of accessing support, care, or guidance. We are the only organisation in Australia that provides free access to specialist ovarian cancer nurses to anyone affected by ovarian cancer, no matter where they live.

Our nurses and the Teal Support Program are the embodiment of our vision that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone. Our nurses guide, support, and act as a personalised extension of a woman's treating medical team.

Our breadth of support programs include:

  • Teal Support Program - dedicated specialist ovarian cancer nurse to provide personalised support around diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

  • Helpline - a direct support line that connects people impacted by ovarian cancer, their partners, family and friends with an ovarian cancer nurse.

  • Physical and downloadable evidence based and specialist support resources.

  • Counselling

  • Sexuality Resources and counselling - tailored information and counselling that address the unique impacts an ovarian cancer diagnosis can have on sexuality, body image and womanhood.

  • Carers Support - specialist support groups for those caring for a loved one going through ovarian cancer.

Looking to the future. Advocating For Change.

Advocacy is the dedicated effort to champion the needs and rights of individuals affected by ovarian cancer. At Ovarian Cancer Australia, we engage in advocacy to amplify awareness, drive policy changes, and enhance patient centered care.

Your support is crucial in advancing our advocacy efforts. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer.

Our advocacy priorities:

  • Reducing variation in care, leading to improved survival and quality of life: This involves enhancing ovarian cancer care through the establishment of a National Registry, improving access through Canrefer, and engaging in policy advocacy.

  • Improving timely access to effective and affordable treatment: We collaborate with pharmaceutical companies for new treatment options, advocate for regulatory inclusion, ensure national access to personalised medicine, and expand our existing efforts.

  • Increasing large-scale research funding: We advocate with the government to prioritise ovarian cancer and secure substantial investments in line with the 2020-2025 National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP outlines a roadmap to reduce the incidence, increase the survival rate, and improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia.

  • Patient and family-centred care and support: Our Teal Support Program offers free specialised telehealth support, while the Psychosocial Research Center addresses issues to achieve better patient outcomes.

Explore More

Sector Unites For Change To Launch New National Action Plan For Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Australia has united with the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) and Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists to launch the Ovarian Cancer National Action Plan (NAP) 2020 - 2025.
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OCA welcomes Federal Budget announcement of Olaparib's expanded listing on PBS

OCA welcomes the Federal Government’s budget announcement that the drug treatmentTreatment for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer – Olaparib – has an expanded listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS.) 
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Government Backs Ovarian Cancer Genetic Tracing Program

Government backs ground-breaking “TRACEBACK” program that traces back BRCA gene mutations to reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.
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Ovarian Cancer Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where our office is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.