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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What's new – April 2022. Text on an orange background with the Counterpart logo in the bottom right corner.

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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What's new – March 2022. Text on an orange background with the Counterpart logo in the bottom right corner.

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. New webinars on the Counterpart website Managing your cancer care in the context of Covid-19 A guide to optimal cancer nutrition Study: benefits of exercise after gynaecological cancer treatment New webinars available now We have published a number of new webinars which can be

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What's new – February 2022. Text on an orange background with the Counterpart logo in the bottom right corner.

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Focus groups on older women, body image and the internet New ovarian cancer research factsheet Carers Couch: support for carers Research project: breast screening for older women New Help Literacy hub New support group for women with metastatic breast cancer Participants wanted for focus

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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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What's New - January 2022

What's new – January 2022 Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Online support for your mental health National gynae-oncology registry 10 year Australian Cancer Plan Local end of life services and advice Understanding caregiver health literacy Cancer Wellness Program webinar Online support for your mental health To help address the

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The team at Counterpart wishes you a safe and happy festive season. The Counterpart Resource Centre will be closed from 5pm Thursday 16 December 2021 and will reopen on Monday 17 January 2021. This is to give our Peer Support Volunteers an opportunity to rest and recharge. While it can be an exciting time of the year, we know

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New: Counterpart Year in Review 2020-2021

The Counterpart Year in Review 2020–2021 was launched at the Women's Health Victoria Annual General Meeting on 25 October 2021. The Year in Review shares our achievements over the past year. We have continued to connect, support and inform women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. Due to the ongoing impact of

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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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