Women affected by gynaecological cancers invited to free Gold Coast forum

More than 1000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in Queensland each year – including around 445 women with uterine cancer and 280 with ovarian cancer.

In an effort to support Gold Coast women affected by gynaecological cancers, Cancer Council Queensland is hosting a free information session this month.

Gynaecological cancers: Treatment and Survivorship will be held on Friday, November 24 from 8.45am – 12pm at Cancer Council Queensland’s Gold Coast office (1 Short Street, Southport).


The session will provide up-to-date information about gynaecological cancers, treatment options, clinical trials and offer ways to manage and improve health and wellbeing.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan invited women affected by gynaecological cancers to attend.

“The session aims to help women diagnosed gain a better understanding of gynaecological cancers, and how to cope with the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes that occur,” Ms McMillan said.

“It’s vital that all women affected by cancer have access to information and support to help improve overall health and wellbeing at all stages of their cancer journey.”

Guest speakers include medical oncologist Dr Suzanne Allan and clinical nurse Tracey Fraser, from Gold Coast University Hospital, and Wesley Hospital Choices Cancer Support Centre manager Janine Porter-Steele.

Ms McMillan said the forum would cater to women of all ages, their friends and families.

“Our aim is to offer a supportive environment for women, and their families, to meet and talk with health professionals and others who have had a similar experience,” Ms McMillan said.

To reserve your space call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 or email communitysupportservices@cancerqld.org.au before November 22.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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