What's new - November 2022

Violet Companion Violet Companion is an online tool that provides quick, safe and relevant information on end of life and grief. It brings together the most helpful articles, videos and podcasts from the 12,000+ people Violet has supported. Violet Companion offers community and connection with an opportunity for questions and answers from experienced Violet Guides.

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What's new: October 2022

New website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer Free information and support resources for women with metastatic breast cancer Are you caring for someone with advanced cancer? Help make volunteering more inclusive by joining an advisory group New website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer Our Mob and Cancer is

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What's new – August 2022

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. CarerHelp – information and resources for carers New blood cancer Optimal Care Pathways RMH Breast Service seeking consumer involvement Look Good Feel Better virtual workshops New bladder cancer guidebook Spring into This Girl Can Week CarerHelp – information and resources for carers CarerHelp is an

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Ashleen's story

My breast care nurse told me about Counterpart last year when I was diagnosed. During the first few months after diagnosis, in the midst of so many appointments, starting treatment so suddenly and meeting all the different specialists, it was reassuring speaking to someone who'd been in a similar position themselves, with their own cancer

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What's new - July 2022

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Australian Cancer Plan engagement hub Study into CALD patient safety and engagement in cancer settings New National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap Breast cancer in young women Q&A event Survey: National Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy Find information with the Counterpart Navigator Australian Cancer Plan engagement hub

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What's new – June 2022

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Cancer, Covid-19 & you survey Encore – exercise programs for women with breast cancer Survey about clinical trial matching websites Cancer, Covid-19 & you survey This survey has been extended to 22 June 2022 so more people affected by cancer can have their say.

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What's new – May 2022

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Cancer, Covid-19 & you survey Translated information about health and wellbeing Updated information about lymphoedema  Research study: identity and body image following gynaecological cancer On the down low – new podcast about ovarian cancer Dragon boating after breast cancer with DAM Busters Research study:

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A group of women of different ages and backgrounds linking arms and smiling. Text overlay saying 'connecting, supporting, informing all women with cancer'.

For almost 20 years, we have provided connection, support and information to women with breast or a gynaecological cancer. We are looking forward to extending our services to other women with cancer. In July, Counterpart will be welcoming Victorian women with any type of cancer to talk with a Peer Support Volunteer or attend an

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Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. New webinar: Maintaining habits of healthy living Patient Advisory Committee – share your insights A COVID-19 prevention trial for cancer patients Encore – exercise program for women with breast cancer WEHI recruiting volunteers for their Buddy Program Cancer Experience Survey – how technology helped

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Lymphoedema affects 1 in 5 women after breast or a gynaecological cancer

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month Lymphoedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that affects around one in 5 women with breast or a gynaecological cancer. (Cancer Australia, 2022) If you have experienced one of these cancers, it is important to know the risk factors, know the symptoms and know where to seek help. What

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