Volunteers are the heart of Counterpart What better time to reflect on the importance of our volunteers than National Volunteer Week? We are lucky enough to benefit from volunteer assistance in a range of ways: volunteers provide peer support, help at our events and activities, participate in our Counterpart Advisory Group, review resources and information,

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What's new in May, with links to support, information and other items of interest. Survey: How many women experience long-term side-effects after cancer and cancer treatment? If you are a woman who has had cancer, you are invited to take part in a survey about your experiences. The survey is part of a study that

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What's new in April, with links to support, information and other items of interest. April is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month  Pancare Foundation provides in-depth information on various aspects of oesophageal cancer from symptoms, diagnosis and beyond. They also offer supportive resources and practical guidance to help patients and their loved ones navigate the challenges associated

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What's new in March, with links to support, information and other items of interest. March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month  If the lymphatic system isn’t working properly, lymphoedema can occur at any time. For people diagnosed with cancer this can happen during initial treatment, after treatment is completed or when in remission. Usually it develops slowly,

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Lymphoedema: what you need to know March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month, so we are sharing information for people who have had treatment for cancer and may be at risk of developing this condition. What is lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is swelling (oedema) that occurs when fluid (lymph) builds up in tissues, under the skin, or sometimes more

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What's new in February, with links to support, information and other items of interest. February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  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

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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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Judy Sammut OAM is an exercise instructor with a lived experience of breast cancer. She is tireless advocate for exercise after cancer, and volunteered for Counterpart for nearly 20 years. In 2013, she was awarded with our inaugral Champion award in recognition of everything she has done for women with cancer. She has kindly shared

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What's new in January, with links to support, information and other items of interest. Expanded listing on the PBS for ovarian cancer treatment Recently, the Medicines Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) recommended the government subsidise two Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD) tests, expanding access to PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) followed

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We want to thank you for your support in 2023. We are looking forward to continuing to provide quality connections, support and information to women affected by cancer across Victoria in 2024. Counterpart Resource Centre hours Our Resource Centre will be closed from 5pm on the 14 December 2023 until the 15 January 2024 to

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