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).


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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.