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It takes ladyballs to learn about ovarian cancer. Here’s what you need to know and why everyone should care about this disease.

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Looking Forward to the Forum – Are You?

At Ovarian Cancer Canada we’re committed to ensuring women and their families have all the facts and latest information about this disease. As part of that commitment we’re bringing a patient and family forum to a community near you on April 3- 4, 2020 in Lloydminster, Alberta.

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Resilience and a New Normal: Afshan’s Story

Proudly born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Afshan is an economist living in Ottawa with her husband, Mathieu, and their five-year old daughter, Eshana. At 37, Afshan is also surviving ovarian cancer. We connected with Afshan recently and she had a few things to say about her personal experience with this disease, following years of significant health and gynecologic challenges leading to her diagnosis in 2019.

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Stories from our community

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Margaret

Being an ovarian cancer thriver was going to be my reality.

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Trista

At that age I was thinking of having children.

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Sharon

To find new treatments, we need the clinical trials out there.

SHARON'S STORY
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Apr 03 - Apr 04

Lloydminster, Alberta

Ovarian Cancer Canada hosts a two-day forum in Lloydminster to foster collaborations...

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May 08

International event

May 8 is World #OvarianCancerDay - a day when women and families around the world come...

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Sep 13

National event

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its...

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Supporting Awareness and Research

  • 2,800 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.
  • 2.1% of donations for cancer are directed toward ovarian cancer.
  • $6M to date has been allocated to research by Ovarian Cancer Canada.
  • $10M to advance progress on ovarian cancer research in Canada*
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*A first-ever commitment from the Government of Canada (announced in the Federal Budget in March of 2019) allocated to Ovarian Cancer Canada and following years of community advocacy for increased investments in disease research.

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