The month of February is time to elevate public awareness about ovarian cancer, which is very difficult to treat at later stages.
According to the Australian Ovarian Cancer site:
“Each year in Australia around 1,815 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but only 38% of Australians are aware it is the deadliest female cancer in Australia. In most cases the cancer will be diagnosed at an advanced stage, where it is very difficult to treat.
That is why we’re committed to ensuring that every Australian knows more about ovarian cancer and its early symptoms.
We need progress.”
VAHPA is proud of its members involved in the important diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer, an insidious disease which kills women.
We’re calling on our wider membership to increase awareness of this disease and advocate for greater funding of research and affordable treatment of ovarian cancer.
Please click here to find out more about becoming a VAHPA member.