I am delighted to be asked to be an Ambassador
for Ovarian Cancer Australia. I was staggered to learn three out of four women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die from the disease and that it has the lowest survival rate of all women’s cancers.
As I see it, we ALL need to know about Ovarian Cancer. Women for themselves and men to help those they love detect it.
I never knew my grandmother, Rosemary. By the time she was operated on, cancer was riddled through her body. It was the early 70’s and Doctors were never certain, but told family they believed it started in her ovaries. There was vagueness and uncertainties. It highlights the frustrations that many women with ovarian cancer face, getting a diagnosis & understanding the disease. She died 4 months later, at the age of 56.
My dear friend Lisa was 27 when she lost her darling mother to Ovarian Cancer. Maria never got to witness her children marry or experience the joy (and exhaustion!) grandchildren can bring.
Together I look forward to helping Ovarian Cancer Australia in whichever way I can. And together for us to strive for awareness, early diagnosis, the best treatment and ultimately, an Ovarian Cancer free world.