For over two years, doctor's told Jane her symptoms were normal. "I was admitted to Christchurch Hospital for emergency surgery - literally mid move from Wellington to Dunedin. My cancer was only stage 2. If I had breast cancer, my chance of survival would be really good but because it's ovarian ... my oncologist told me I likely have 5 to 15 years left to live."
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Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is a New Zealand research charity dedicated to finding better treatments for women like Jane. She has a rarer type of ovarian cancer called low-grade serous. It disproportionately affects younger women, and over 85% ultimately have their cancer return.
Though we're small, we're also the largest charity in the world focused on this cancer. We fund research in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. For tens of thousands of women, we're their best hope of finding a cure.
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"With Ovarian Cancer, women don't live long enough to form an army of advocates. We need your help."