Consumers working with researchers for a rare ovarian cancer.

It has been an exciting start to the second half of the year for a rare ovarian cancer called Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT). Previously GCT has received very little research to be able to have standard protocols for treatment. Consumers from around the world are helping researchers at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne Australia to gain more insight into this rare disease with collected data information from the GCT Survivor Sisters and tumour tissue samples from patients. Kim Eroh the founder of the Facebook group GCT Survivor Sisters in 2012 created the group to be able to […]

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Be our lifeline and donate today to help find a cure for ovarian cancer.

Rare Ovarian cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc) is raising money to fund vital ovarian cancer research. At what age can you be diagnosed with ovarian cancer? The research being conducted at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, by leading International Granulosa Cell Tumour experts Dr Simon Chu and Professor Peter Fuller. Ovarian cancer can be diagnosed in females at any age from babies to menopausal women, the youngest in Australia in the research diagnosed at 11 months old. The youngest in the world in our research diagnosed at 4 months old to the eldest in our research diagnosed at 53 […]

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A step by step rock painting project to inspire you this ANZAC Day

The Poppy Flower is a symbol of remembrance and it is thought that the red of the petals represents the blood of all those who gave their lives. The black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home. The green represents the grass and crops growing in the future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. ANZAC Day is a day for commemoration, for thanking veterans who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations. To recognise both past and current armed service personnel. For most of us ANZAC Day 2020 will […]

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Easter Bunny rock painting idea that is made with cut-out hearts

Easter rock painting idea that is all heart and perfect for hiding, gifting or decoration. While we are practicing Social Distancing at this time there are still ways to be creative and support Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc.) with their community awareness program on Facebook group Rock for ROC and using the Instagram #RockforROC   This group paints rock and hides them in the #community to be found with an awareness message on the back. ROC Inc has been raising money for research into a Ovarian cancer. The youngest in Australia in the research diagnosed at 11 months old […]

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Symptom Sunday – Urinary Changes

This is a common symptom of ovarian cancer and one that most women are not aware of, that urinary changes without an infection can be a sign of ovarian cancer symptom.  Frequently urinating or peeing, meaning you need to pee more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden strong need to pee, making it difficult to delay using the toilet.  If this is a new symptom for you and persist more than two weeks, make an appointment with your GP.  Over 70% of girl to women are diagnosed at late stage of ovarian cancer, making it difficult to treat. […]

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Bloating can be a symptom of Ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer can cause bloating, not just the feeling of bloating, but a visible abdominal distention. If you have unexplained bloating sensation or your stomach seems to be growing even though you haven’t been eating more or are not pregnant, it could be a symptom of ovarian cancer. If this is a new symptom for you and persist more than two weeks, make an appointment with your GP. Over 70% of girl to women are diagnosed at late stage of ovarian cancer, making it difficult to treat. If the symptoms persist don’t wait go and speak to a medical professional. […]

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