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Every February, Counterpart joins others in acknowledging Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We support the important work others are doing to educate women about ovarian cancer. We also use this time to talk about the support and information available to women living with ovarian cancer. Women supporting other women with cancer When you have been diagnosed

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The team at Counterpart wishes you a safe and happy festive season. We hope our service has been of value to you this year, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality connections, support and information to you in 2023. The Counterpart Resource Centre will be closed until 16 January 2023 to give our volunteers a

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Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. September is Blood Cancer Month Cancer Wellness Program webinar Study seeking people who have finished bowel cancer treatment  Fertility after cancer campaign City of Melbourne tech help sessions  The Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultations  Sexuality counselling for women with ovarian cancer   September is Blood

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Free online events for women with breast or a gynaecological cancer. Our latest What’s On and Making Connections event programs are available now. Due to ongoing social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions our events will remain online. We have a range of interesting topics in this program from webinars such as Endometrial cancer and Healthy eating

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Recognise, reconnect, reimagine – This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week. We feel very fortunate to have held an in-person morning tea at Mr Tulk Café at the State Library on Tuesday 18 May to celebrate the work of our volunteers over the past year.   Recognise. We heard some inspiring words from Dianne Hill,

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Our previous post Five reasons to call a Peer Support Volunteer  highlighted the importance and benefits of talking to someone who understands your diagnosis but there are also a number of reasons to become a Peer Support Volunteer too! Places for our 2021 volunteer intake are open now.  Read below for insights into volunteering and

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It can be daunting to pick up the phone and talk to a stranger, but if you have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer, calling Counterpart can be rewarding.   1. Sometimes you need someone who understands Everyone’s experience is different but talking to someone else who has been through a cancer diagnosis can help.

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March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is Choose to Challenge. There are still many male dominated industries/places of work and science is no exception. As an organisation that supports women through their cancer experience, Counterpart would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to women in

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February ovarian cancer awareness month

What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is type of gynaecological cancer that develops when abnormal cells multiply forming malignant tumour/s in one or both ovaries. It is the eight most common cancer among Australian women. For an overview of what ovarian cancer is from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment visit this overview from Cancer Council.

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Our first What’s On and Making Connections programs for 2021 are now live.  The Making Connections program includes a special day of info sessions and workshops for women living with a metastatic/advanced breast or gynaecological cancer. Other sessions include a Dance flow workshop, Introduction to self-compassion session, Advance care planning info session and a Lymphoedema

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