About GOCA

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About the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Mission

The mission of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) is to increase awareness and educate Georgia’s women and their families as well as the healthcare community about risks and symptoms leading to earlier detection.

GOCA serves the state of Georgia with public outreach programs, education and awareness, and fundraising events.

While there are genetic and environmental risk factors involved, there is no sure way of predicting who will contract ovarian cancer, nor is there currently a single screening test (i.e. a mammogram) that will identify it at the earlier, pre-symptomatic stages. Thus, awareness and education are an urgent priority for all women in order to protect themselves from late-stage ovarian cancer.