Younger Women's Network online support group

Last Monday of every month from 7-8:30pm

The Younger Women’s Network aims to fill the gap in support services for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer under 50 years of age and is for newly diagnosed women, women in remission and women experiencing recurrence.

The program takes place over 12 online support and information sessions, delivered monthly for 1.5 hours and will cover specially tailored topics.

For more information call the support team on 1300 660 334 or email support@ovariancancer.net.au

Melbourne Meet Up

13 June 2019

Our next Melbourne Meet Up is being held on Thursday June 13th. This month is a general catch up.

Tea coffee and nibbles provided! We hope you can join us. 

Please register your interest by Wednesday 12th of June and a friendly member of the support team will contact you with all the details.

Facilitated by:  Elizabeth Cooch, Cancer Support Nurse and Hayley Russell, Support Coordinator, Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Date: Thursday 13 May, 2019
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Melbourne, VIC 3000

Research, Hope & Understanding - Sydney - An ovarian cancer consumer forum.

17 June 2019

OCA would like to invite you and your family and friends to an ovarian cancer consumer forum. The forum will provide you with an opportunity to connect with others and share your experiences whilst accessing up to date information presented by key health professionals.

Health professionals with expertise in ovarian cancer such as Medical Oncologist, Dr Yeh-Chen Lee, Senior Clinical Psychologist Catherine Adams and Geneticist Lesley Andrews will speak on a range of topics including clinical trials, genetics and the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.

We hope to see you there.

Research, Hope & Understanding - Melbourne - An ovarian cancer consumer forum

22 June 2019

OCA would like to invite you and your family and friends to an ovarian cancer consumer forum. The forum will provide you with an opportunity to connect with others and share your experiences whilst accessing up to date information presented by key health professionals.

Health professionals with expertise in ovarian cancer such as Ass Prof Alison Trainer, Dr Carrie Lethborg and Anne Mellon, Gynaeoncology Clinical Nurse Consultant will speak on a range of topics including clinical trials, genetics and the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.

Register here.

Webinar: Latest developments in Ovarian Cancer

19 June 2019

This webinar will provide information about Genetics and ovarian cancer, including the importance of genetic testing and who should be tested, the process and costs involved in genetic testing and who to contact if you are interested in having genetic testing.

Speakers:

Associate Professor Marion Harris, a medical oncologist and cancer geneticist who is the Director of the Familial Cancer Centre at Monash Health, will discuss the medical aspects of genetics and ovarian cancer and the potential outcomes and implications of genetic testing.

Ms Megan Cotter, a Certified Genetic Counsellor with over 7 years’ clinical experience who has a special interest in familial cancer and neurogenetics, will provide an overview of genetics and ovarian cancer and talk about the process of genetic testing and how eligibility for genetic testing is assessed.

Ms Christine Christie, who has the BRCA 1 gene and discovered she had ovarian cancer following preventative surgery, will talk about her experience and why genetic testing has been so important to her.

Register here.

Thank you for to Telematics who have provided the funding required for the delivery of this webinar.