"Ovarian cancer is an especially daunting enemy - known for its vague and difficult to diagnose symptoms, it strikes more than 20,000 women annually. According to the American Cancer Society, it accounts for 5% of cancer deaths among women, causing more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer. Unlike breast and cervical cancer, there is no reliable early detection test for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, an estimated 14,000 women will die of ovarian cancer this year because most cases are not diagnosed until the cancer has reached an advanced stage. But, when ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, there is a 92% survival rate. We are a young, volunteer organization that is personally committed to educating the community about the importance of early detection and the need for greater ovarian cancer research. As survivors of this disease and daughters who have lost those most dear to us (our mothers), it is our hope that with your support we can work together to identify better treatment options, a diagnostic test, and one day, a cure for ovarian cancer."
MPA Executive Director
Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network
-- Gina Dayton, Executive Director