Talk Peach Update24 September 2021
Kia ora koutou!
Thankyou all for your support of Gynaecological Cancer Month! This is the 1st time in history that this month has taken off in New Zealand, and you made that happen, we cannot thank you enough.
The end of the month looms and we are at 21K of our small 50K ask. Gynaecological cancers have been in the dark for so long. Talk Peach is founded and run by survivors and we are so passionate and driven to change this for those currently battling and those who sadly follow in our footsteps.
1 New Zealander dies every 24 hours from a gynaecological cancer that’s higher than both our road toll and melanoma rates, yet has for too long been largely unpublicised and overlooked.
Is it shame and stigma around women's gynecological health that has got us to this point? Staying silent is harming our communities, it’s killing our wahine, our life-bearers.
The five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer in New Zealand is 37%. It has a 70% chance of recurrence post treatment, the survival statistics for ovarian cancer have remained virtually unchanged for 30 years. This is literally a crisis point in terms of advancement in survival rates for cancers.
Breast cancer used to have a similar outlook but now thanks to incredible advocacy, large scale fundraising and an immense amount of research the breast cancer 10-year survival rate is 75% if a lump is the first sign or 92% if detected via a regular mammogram. Talk Peach applauds the outcomes for breast and it's continuation to strive for zero deaths.
New Zealand is lagging behind both the USA and Australia in survival advancements.
Thankyou for helping us begin to make change and support our community.
We ask you during this final push to please share our give a little page. every single share can help us reach this desperately needed target.
Photo is Tash Crosby- Talk Peach Founder and Ovarian Cancer Survivor