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Ovarian Cancer Australia and other support organisations hold information sessions and workshops which provide women affected by ovarian cancer and their family, friends and carers with information, support and time out from home. Most of the these workshops are also relevant for women affected by other gynaecological cancers and are sometimes relevant to people with any cancer diagnosis.
Check here regularly to find out what workshops and information sessions are coming up in your area.
Residential Retreat for Women with Gynaecological Cancer
February 25-27, 2013
”Noonaweena” Kulnura, NSW
The NSW Psychosocial Support Project, Gynaecological Oncology is offering women diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, the opportunity to attend a residential retreat. The aim of the retreat is to nurture and assist in restoring the emotional, psychological and spiritual strength needed to cope with a gynaecological cancer diagnosis. Registration essential, contact Jane Mills on Mb: 0413 984 082, or 9845-6944 (Tues) or email email@example.com
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The emotional Impact of gynaecological cancer: information session and “Afternoon Teal” to acknowledge Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
Thursday 21 February 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
It is widely understood that surgery and active treatment typically follows a cancer diagnosis, however the emotional impact and adjustment process that follows can feel more unpredictable. Many women have difficulty managing the uncertainty and sense of loss of control associated with cancer treatment and living with cancer, and often experience stress, anxiety and sadness.
Join Dr Naomi Thomas, Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital for a discussion on the emotional adjustment to a gynaecological cancer diagnosis and common issues experienced when living with cancer.
We will then join together to share a scrumptious “Afternoon Teal” to acknowledge Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To book please call 1300 660 334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - February
Each year in February Ovarian Cancer Australia runs a national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaign to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs. To view what's happening click here
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