News & Updates

Ovarian Cancer in the news and articles that raise awareness of ovarian cancer.



December 30, 2017

We're comfortable talking about breast cancer, but ovarian cancer remains a forgotten disease *

We're comfortable talking about breast cancer, but we still struggle when it comes to other 'female' cancers. The deadliest of these is ovarian cancer.

It's described as a silent disease, but patients reject that, saying it's not silent but ignored.

Katie Kenny from Stuff reports.


December 17, 2017

Phenomenal effort as Teal goes international

FOLLOWING the huge success of the Teal Pants Campaign earlier this year, the fundraiser is going international.

The Teal Pants Team originated in Victoria as the brainchild of Michael Taranto and Duncan McPherson in honour of McPherson’s wife, Lyn, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2010.

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February 2019

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Article

"Far too many women, many of them young, have died as a result of a late diagnosis. The medical profession, for far too long, have used the excuse it is hard to diagnose."

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February 1, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Symptom Poster 2018 *

This poster is being distributed to GP practices across New Zealand this February. 

PLEASE feel free to print and display this poster in as many places as possible!

(This poster is size A4. If you would like to print size A3, please click here.)


February 1, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018 Media Release *

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in February, and there’s a group of women out to make as much noise about it as possible.

Incorrectly labelled as one of the silent killer cancers, ovarian cancer often isn’t identified until it has spread
significantly, and as a result, there is just a 42% survival rate beyond five years.