Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer and a leading cause of cancer-related death in women. The survival rate has barely improved since the “War on Cancer” was declared over 40 years ago. Due to the lack of an early detection test, over 80% of patients are diagnosed at a late stage. For these reasons, increased awareness and advocacy are critical.
The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) promotes saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community outreach and education, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support throughout Michigan.
MIOCA is a 501(c)3 non profit operated entirely by volunteers. No financial resources are spent on staff or overhead. The majority of our annual budget is devoted to implementing our mission. MIOCA serves survivors and their families by providing information, resources and support services as well as advocating for increased research and access to care. MIOCA serves the public by educating both women and healthcare professionals to better recognize ovarian cancer symptoms to help save lives through earlier detection.
Established in 2011, MIOCA is a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.