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epithelial ovarian cancer

Cancer that starts in the epithelium of the ovary.

News: Christine Blunt – Global Hero of Hope Award Recipient

for Life, however a recent diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer has altered her hopes ever so slightly. “My main hope is for recognition of ovarian cancer. I’m hoping to raise money for more research in hopes to find a cure for…

News: Deadly DIY: Online course safeguards home renovators from asbestos

the end of 2012. For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20. For more information and interviews, please contact: Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland P….

Blog: Walking so Queensland women know they are not alone

at one of the Walk for Women’s Cancers events happening in Queensland this month! About Walk for Women’s Cancers: Walk for Women’s Cancers was founded on the Sunshine Coast in 2004 by Cassandra Munson. The idea was to give hope…

ovarian ablation

Stopping the ovaries from producing oestrogen, which is done surgically (oopherectomy) or with radiation therapy.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene

A gene change that increases the risk of getting breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

CA-125

A protein found in the blood that is often higher than normal in women with ovarian cancer.

News: New Resource: Atlas of Women’s Cancers

The Atlas of Women’s Cancers in Queensland highlights the geographic disparities in the diagnosis and mortality of breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers. Cancer Council Queensland’s Viertel Cancer Research Centre plays a leading role in investigating why geographical disparities exist…

borderline tumour

A type of ovarian tumour that is not considered cancerous.

sex-cord stromal cells

Ovarian cells that release the female hormones….