Approximately 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the death rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, and around 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage.
Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch everyone’s life in some way, either directly or through the experience of family and friends. The Cancer Council is asking everyone to unite in pink to help them beat women’s cancers.
The Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds to support the many thousands of women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers and aims to minimise the threat of women's cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research.
Key factors which can affect fertility include age, weight, smoking, alcohol use, and timing.
A decision has not yet been made whether the company would apply to register the once-a-day pill with Australia's drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration. TGA registration is a necessary step for Australian doctors to prescribe the drug.
Approximately 1400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the mortality rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, compared with 2 out of 10 women with breast cancer.
Key lifestyle factors which can affect fertility include age, weight, smoking, alcohol use and timing of sex. Knowledge about key fertility factors can mean a huge difference to conceiving or not.
Breastfeeding - A winning goal for life.
With International Women's Day coming soon in March, now is the time to be more aware of how to improve your general health.
We don't know yet the causes of most Ovarian cancer but we do know that early detection and treatment is vital.
Ovarian Cancer awareness month is in February and Australian women are being asked to host an "Afternoon Teal" to raise money and awareness.
Breast cancer cases are up 20% in four years.