New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation
Cancer Network Group Service
Who Are We?
The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation was established in May 2007 by the family of Leonie Coates who passed away from ovarian cancer in May 2006. When Leonie was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she became frustrated at the lack of information and awareness of this cancer and it was her wish that a charitable trust be established to help fill this gap. From an early focus on ovarian cancer, NZGCF now works across the five main forms of gynaecological cancer - ovarian, cervical, endometrial (or uterine), vaginal, and vulval cancers.
Our mission is to educate women and the wider community about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers as early detection can help save lives. NZGCF aims to support women who are affected by gynaecological cancers in all stages of their journey.
Our Key Messages
- The most common gynaecological cancers are uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulval/vaginal.
- Survival can be increased by early detection.
- In New Zealand, one woman dies every day from a gynaecological cancer.
- The symptoms of gynaecological cancers differ, but anything out of the ordinary and persistent should be discussed with your doctor.
- Visit our website to learn more about the symptoms of gynaecological cancers.
The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation is a national charity with an executive office based in Auckland.
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