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Help Stop Women From Dying

our founder jane crying while on television show TVNZ Breakfast

The Government’s pre-budget promise of a multi-million dollar injection into breast and cervical cancer screening has prompted calls for more funding to treat more cancers.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in New Zealand women but many women struggle to get an accurate diagnosis before it’s too late to treat.

Jane Ludemann spent two years dealing with doctors who struggled to identify what was wrong with her, only for her to end up needing emergency surgery for ovarian cancer, aged 32.

Ludemann, Founder of Cure Our Ovarian Cancer has presented a petition to Parliament asking for further funding and for research into ovarian cancer…” 

Watch the full interview on TVNZ Breakfast 

OCFNZ started as Cure Our Ovarian Cancer in 2018, with a focus on low-grade serous ovarian cancer. In 2020, we expanded our focus to include all ovarian cancer and, in 2024, we changed our name to the Ovarian Cancer Foundation New Zealand.