New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation

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New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation's aim is to reduce the number of New Zealand women who die from a gynaecological cancer

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New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) - We have been New Zealand's trusted charity for issues around gynaecological cancer and women's health since 2007.

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New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) is a registered New Zealand charity founded by and run by survivors and those whose lives have been affected by some form of gynaecological cancer. We are committed to preventing New Zealand women developing and dying from a gynaecological cancer through education, awareness, research, medical support and development, community outreach and advocacy.

Every year over 1,000 women are diagnosed with one of the 5 gynaecological cancers.

Over 475 die from one of these.

This is on the increase!

Our mission is to raise awareness of these cancers with women and health professionals around the country. We inform and educate women of the possible symptoms of these diseases through public forums and information displays - because we know that early detection can save lives. We also support women affected by gynaecological cancer at all stages through their journey.

NZGCF receives no government funding and our work is only made possible by generous sponsors and supporters, and through money raised by donations.

Have you heard of these types of cancers? Do you know the signs and symptoms?

1 woman dies every 48 hours in New Zealand from a Gynaecological Cancer, yes, that's higher than our NZ road roll!

The survival rate for ovarian cancer sits at 39%, Breast cancer sits at 91% all thanks to education and awareness advocacy, large scale public support, incredible support of fundraising efforts. NZGCF acknowledges the tremendous outcomes in the fight against breast cancer and believe that with similar commitment and resources we can achieve the same success for gynaecological cancer.

There's still a certain degree of embarrassment associated with discussing our nether regions. When was the last time you had an open and frank conversation with your friends about it? In fact when was the last time you spoke about it full stop? We need to break down the stigma stopping life saving conversations. We talk openly about our breasts, let's start talking about our gynaecological health. Staying silent is harming our families and communities.

Out of the 5 gynaecological cancers, ovarian cancer is the deadliest.

Cervical

Endometrial (uterine)

Ovarian

Vaginal

Vulval

Our mission:

To reduce the death rate of New Zealand Women from gynaecological disease

To provide support and education on gynaecological health

To educate the community on the signs and symptoms of the 5 gynaecological cancers in order to reduce late stage diagnosis

To provide information and support to all women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers

To support funding much needed research into gynaecological cancer treatment and cures

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We love women and we want all women to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.

Sadly in New Zealand, too many women are affected by one of the 5 gynaecological cancers -

Funds raised will be used for:

Providing Nationwide education and awareness, educating all women and the wider community on the signs and symptoms of the 5 gynaecological cancers in order to reduce late stage diagnosis

Providing information and support all women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers

Website and marketing of signs and symptoms, education and awareness

Campaigning for more funding for much needed research into gynaecological cancer treatment and cures

'FOR THE LOVE OF WOMEN'

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Latest update

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OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2020  20 February 2020

Posted by: New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Do you know what Ovarian Cancer is?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

For information please head to our website www.nzgcf.org.nz

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Latest donations

  • Nadine Riwai

    Nadine Riwai on 08 May 2020

    $50

    He wahine he taonga He taonga to tinana

    $50

  • Andree

    Andree on 30 Mar 2020

    $50

    In memory of our beautiful friend, Michelle, and may the good work of the Gynaecological Cancer Foundation continue x

    $50

  • David

    David on 08 Mar 2020

    $50

    In memory of Michelle, a truly beautiful courageous woman. Lesley and David

    $50

  • Morven

    Morven on 07 Mar 2020

    $50

    In memory of Michelle. God bless

    $50

  • Jo

    Jo on 06 Mar 2020

    $100

    Kelly to you and your sister. I can only imagine how incredible your mother was based on who you are. So difficult as it is to have let your mum go please feel some comfort that she will continue to be remembered because of how she raised you. In my thoughts. Jo

    $100


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