WOMEN AND CANCER

Every day in Australia, around 50 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer. Sadly, around 12 Australian women will die each day from a women's cancer. The five year survival rate for breast cancer has increased by 17% in the past three decades, and by 7% for women with a gynaecological cancer in the same period, thanks to advancements in cancer research and prevention. Funds raised by Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon goes towards research, prevention and treatment of women with breast, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, vulva and uterine cancers. Find out more about these cancers, including the prevalence, causes, symptoms, screening and prevention. 

our supporters

our supporters

Meet some of the women affected by cancer and who support Cancer Council.

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Around 1,300 women in Australia are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year.

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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

One in 162 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer by the age of 85.

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Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal Cancer

As with many cancers, the exact cause of most vaginal cancers is unknown.

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vulval cancer

vulval cancer

Cancer of the vulva has been linked to certain precancerous conditions.

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Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

One in 47 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer by the age of 85.

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