World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day and we want to share with you the inspiring story of The Bolland Family.

The Bolland’s have worked alongside the Cancer Society to produce an informative resource for women so they are aware of the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

Watch the video below to find out their very special reason for getting involved and making sure people are aware of this disease.

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The creation of this resource would not have been possible without the generous funding and input from the Bolland family. We are incredibly humbled to have their support and couldn't be more proud of this project. 

Know the signs and symptoms

In New Zealand, ovarian cancer is responsible for around 208 deaths every year. With about 300 new cases each year, our rates of ovarian cancer are among the highest in the world.

If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms for 3 weeks or more, talk to your doctor:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Always feeling full
  • Needing to wee more
  • Lower tummy or back pain

If these symptoms do not go away, go back to your doctor or don't be afraid to seek a second opinion. These signs can occur with many other common conditions but, to be sure, please, please see your doctor.

Early detection indicates a better outcome.

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Check out the resource!

Learn more about this disease.