Ultimately the Foundation’s goal is to ensure that an early detection test becomes as readily available and habitual as a pap smear or breast mammogram in every woman’s regular medical.
As there is currently no early detection test and a lack of symptoms in the early stages of disease, women are usually diagnosed in the late stages of the disease – when the cancer has spread to other organs in the body.
It is important to note that awareness in isolation of funded research will not save a life and that a pap smear DOES NOT detect ovarian cancer. Being aware of ovarian cancer is not enough to save a life. Early screening is needed which can only be achieved through funded research.