February is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
The team at the Mersey Oncology – Medical Day Procedure Unit partnered with Adele Hudson, the state-wide Gynaecology Cancer Clinical Nurse Consultant, to raise awareness of ovarian cancer earlier this month.
The event was held at the Mersey Community Hospital, with teal cupcakes, ribbons and balloons provided to raise awareness.
Ovarian cancer affects around 1500 Australian women every year. The key message for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is: ‘The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and similar to other medical conditions, it’s important to see your GP, especially if they are unusual for you or persistent’.
Adele, who works closely with the local oncology nurses, provided a presentation about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers and an update on research and clinical trials. The presentation provided real life scenarios, information on early detection of ovarian cancer, and ways to improve the lives of those woman already living with ovarian cancer.
For more information about ovarian cancer, we provide additional information and support on the Northern Cancer Website.
For more information about ovarian cancer visit the Ovarian Cancer Australia website
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