Gaovarian Cancer Alliance

The mission of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) is to increase awareness and educate women and their families as well as the health care community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection.

About GOCA

Our Focus

  • Community Outreach programs that serve the cancer community.
  • Expanding the distribution and the visibility of the Bag of Hope Program.
  • Building our Online Media Library to include even more resources for newly diagnosed women, their families, and caregivers.
  • Increase the organization’s visibility through community and corporate partnerships and conduct fundraising events that promote ovarian cancer awareness and benefit GOCA so we can continue to grow the organization in order to reach a broader audience.

Why are Outreach and Education so Important?

  • Due to the lack of federal and local funding and support, awareness of gynecological cancers is not at the forefront of women’s health issues.
  • There is neither a test nor a vaccine for ovarian cancer.
  • With early detection, women are given the opportunity to fight ovarian cancer prior to its progression into the later, fatal stages of the disease.
  • Three out of four women diagnosed will not survive ovarian cancer.
  • Ovarian cancer is often misdiagnosed because symptoms are easily confused with other ailments.
  • 90% of women do not have a family history, which puts them at risk for later detection.