Bowel cancer awareness month. Teal text on a pale blue background, with an illustration of a woman with curly dark hairm, a hand on one hip. A diagram of a diagram of a large intestine pointing to her abdomen is overlaid.

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.  Bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is cancer of a lower part of the bowel – the colon or the rectum.  The risk of bowel cancer increases with age, and it can also be genetic. Two genetic conditions that can increase the risk are Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and

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A group of past and present Counterpart volunteers at a 20th anniversary celebration.

Trish is one of the generous volunteers at Counterpart who provide peer support to other women diagnosed with cancer. She spoke at our recent birthday celebration, where she shared her reflections on Counterpart: Thank-you. It is such a privilege to be invited to speak as a part of Counterpart’s 20th birthday celebrations. I first arrived

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What's New June 2023

What's new in June, with links to support, information and other items of interest. WomenCan endometrial cancer webinar WomenCan presents this Expert Lunch and Learn webinar presented by ANZGOG member, Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor Yoland Antill. This webinar will look at why endometrial cancer is the most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer and what do we

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What's new – May 2023

What's new in May, with links to support, information and other items of interest. Communicating with doctors Cancer Council Victoria has released a free, four-part video series to help patients, families, and carers to learn key skills to better communicate with doctors and other health professionals when discussing a cancer diagnosis, treatment and on-going health

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Women with a lived experience of cancer are uniquely placed to help other women with a cancer diagnosis to live well. Our service is based on this simple but powerful idea. In 2023, Women's Health Victoria is celebrating 20 years of Counterpart, and 20 years of connecting, supporting and informing women with cancer to live

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What's new in March, with links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Women’s Health Victoria’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan has been formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. As the second stage of our RAP journey, this Innovate RAP sets out a series of 15 key actions and

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What's new March 2023. White text on orange.

What's new in March, with links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. My Cancer Guide Cancer Council Victoria's My Cancer Guide helps people to search for the support services they need based on their cancer and location. The guide links to more than 450 support services across Victoria. Services include psychological

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Lymphoedema: what you need to know March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month. What is lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is swelling (oedema) that occurs when fluid (lymph) builds up in tissues, under the skin, or sometimes more deeply in the chest, abdomen or neck. Your arms and legs are most commonly affected after cancer treatment. This article refers only

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What's new in February, with links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector. Free virtual Cancer Wellness Program The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre and Cancer Council Victoria are running a virtual Cancer Wellness Program on Friday 17 March (11am–12.30pm). This free education and support program is for people who have completed cancer

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What's new - January 2023

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector – January 2023

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