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Teal Ribbon Day marks 20 years of ovarian cancer support | Hawkesbury Gazette



Macquarie MP Susan Templeman is urging all women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to visit their GP if they are worried.

Her plea comes on the eve of Teal Ribbon Day [February 24] an awareness and fundraising event for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

“According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there were more than 1500 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia in 2020,” Ms Templeman said.

“It’s a brutal disease, being the deadliest yet most underfunded female cancer in Australia, with only 46 per cent of women diagnosed surviving past five years.

“But in its 20th year, Ovarian Cancer Australia tells us that researchers are closer to a breakthrough than ever before.”

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