Each year, around 1500 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, making it the ninth most common form of cancer in the country.
But the primary problem isn’t the diagnosis; it’s the prognosis.
Unlike breast and other more common cancers, ovarian cancer has a very poor survival rate.
Currently, only around 25% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive beyond five years.
Late stage diagnosis is the norm because there is no early detection test. By the time it is discovered, the cancer has often spread to other areas of the body, making it difficult to provide effective treatment.
One woman dies every ten hours in Australia from ovarian cancer.
This is a statistic that the OCRF aim to drastically improve, through the discovery and implementation of a reliable early detection program. Founded in 2000, the OCRF is Australia’s leading independent body dedicated to national ovarian cancer research. Without government funding, they rely solely on the financial support of corporate Australia and community contributions.
Blossom & Glow is very proud to be supporting the OCRF, and by shopping with us, you too are donating to this amazing organisation.
You can find out more about OCRF and the amazing work they do here.