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The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for our survivors.
The Long Island Chapter was formed in 2006 and serves both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Long Island Chapter is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, their families and friends, and health care professionals.
More than 21,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and over 14,000 lose their life to the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in advanced stages when the disease is more difficult to treat.
However, if diagnosed and treated early, ovarian cancer is over 90% treatable. It is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are recognized not only by women, but by their loved ones and the medical community as well.
There is currently NO early detection test for ovarian cancer, nor is there a vaccination to prevent the disease. The key to early diagnosis is awareness.
The Long Island Chapter is commited to raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer.