Each year in Australia around 1,720 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases the cancer will be diagnosed at an advanced stage, where it is very difficult to treat.
Only 31% of Australians know that ovarian cancer has the poorest survival rate of any female cancer in Australia.
The 22nd of February is Teal Ribbon Day, aimed at raising awareness of, and funds for, research into this devastating disease. For more information head to the Ovarian Cancer website.