We are the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

In our pursuit to save lives, we fight tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors. It is with this commitment that we reach out to all who are touched by this disease to offer support, services, information, and most of all, hope.

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Were you recently diagnosed?

NOCC is here by your side, supporting you throughout your journey. Along with the timely resources, services and information you’ll find on this website, our local markets bring those living with ovarian cancer and professionals together to share important news, join in virtual events, answer questions and create meaningful connections that bring hope and encouragement.

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Stories of Inspiration

Find hope in the words of survivors and caregivers who share their heartfelt stories of finding strength, joy and purpose during their journey with ovarian cancer. Each reassures that nobody is alone and instills a sense of hope and revelation.

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What is ovarian cancer?

What is ovarian cancer? Am I at risk? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? Learn about the disease and find information and resources to help you and your loved ones understand the risks, signs and symptoms, and help you find useful resources. Awareness and information are key.

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1 in 78

The estimated number of women who will develop ovarian cancer

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The number of screening tests for ovarian cancer

93%

The five-year survival rate when diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages

21,000

The estimated number of women that will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021.

Together, we’ll fight ovarian cancer

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25,150

Survivors Impacted

400+

Survivors & Caregivers From 40 States Served
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13,553

Survivor Care Kits
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1M+

Educational Resources Distribution
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2M+

Research

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NOCC on ESPN Beyond Sports Radio

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ESPN Beyond Sports host, Hannah Stanley, interviews gynecologic oncologist Dr. Kathryn Mills of the University of Chicago Medicine and ovarian cancer survivor and Team Teal runner Emily Tropp. Dr. Mills gives an excellent overview of ovarian cancer from a physician's perspective. Emily shares her personal story of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and overcoming challenges, like preparing to run the Chicago Half…

MSAB Member Jennifer Barton, PhD profiled in Fall 2021 Biz Tucson

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BIO5 director Jennifer Batton is a unique force in the halls of academia. Her background spans both the private and public sectors, from the practical to the theoretical, from electrical engineering to optical sciences to biomedical engineering.

President Biden Declares September 2021 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Every year, thousands of women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Like all cancers, ovarian cancer is brutal and cruel, inflicting pain and hardship for women and their families. Like so many families, my family and I know the pain of cancer all too well. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the courage of those…

Am I at risk?

All women are at risk. This brief questionnaire will help you determine your risk so you can be prepared to talk to your doctor about further evaluation of your personal and family history of cancer.

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