Every day in Australia, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and three will die from the disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer – a fact that hasn’t changed in 30 years. It’s time for change. It’s time to ovary-act for World Ovarian Cancer Day. World Ovarian Cancer Day is all about helping people get tested earlier to prevent this, as well as providing support to patients and families.
What are ovaries?
The ovaries are two small almond shaped organs that are part of the female reproductive system. Each ovary measures about 2-4 cm across and they sit on either side of the uterus. Other parts of the female reproductive system include the fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina.