How You Can Help With Ovarian Cancer
Every 10 hours an Australian woman loses her battle to ovarian cancer. It could be your mother, wife, sister, friend or even your daughter.
Ovarian cancer is the growth of malignant cells in one or both ovaries, and is often accompanied by the spread of malignant cells to surrounding organs in the abdominal cavity. Whilst a small number of cases appear to have an underlying genetic component, in most instances the causes of ovarian cancer are unknown.
The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system and are located on either side of the uterus, or womb. They are almond shaped and approximately two to four centimetres in diameter. The role of the ovaries is to produce ova/eggs, as well as hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle and fertility.
While cells in our body usually grow in a controlled and organised fashion, when they grow abnormally, they form a growth or a tumour, which can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are not cancerous and do not spread, but a malignant tumour, also known as a cancer or carcinoma, will continue to spread in an uncontrolled fashion through the body unless it is treated. Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour of the ovary.
Currently, without an early detection test, one Australian woman dies every 10 hours to ovarian cancer. We urgently need to fund the research that will find one.
5 April – 8 May 2018 will mark the 10th annual White Shirt Campaign in support of the OCRF, in partnership with Witchery. Over $10 million has been raised to date with this campaign and the fight continues.
How can you help?
There are various ways that you may choose to support the White Shirt Campaign.
Buy one of their 10 white shirts and Witchery will donate 100% of gross proceeds to the ovarian cancer research foundation. Purchase your Witchery white shirt here.
Or you can register to be involved here. By registering you’re standing beside every woman who has been lost, every woman who has survived, and to better the outcome for every woman to come.
Since 2009, this campaign has raised over $10 million towards innovative ovarian cancer research, working towards the early detection test that will save Australian women’s lives.
Donate to The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation here.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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