Support, Hope & Education
Gynaecological Cancer Group
SHE's mission is to provide support to Tasmanians and their families who have been diagnosed with gynecological cancers.
Gynaecological cancers include cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, endometrium, uterus, ovaries and placenta.
The most recent data from Cancer Australia shows that gynaecological cancers represent 9.3% of cancers diagnosed in people with female reproductive organs. The most common gynaecological cancer is uterine cancer.
While the survival rate for all gynaecological cancers is around 71%, some gynaecological cancers such as ovarian cancer have a survival rate of only 48%. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death among people with female reproductive organs.
Further statistical information about gynaecological cancers can be found on the Cancer Australia website : https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/cancer-types/gynaecological-cancers/statistics
What's happening at SHE HQ?
SHE held its annual AGM on 25th August 2022. We are excited to report that in 2021-22 we brought the Survivors Teaching Students program - delivered by ANZGOG - to Tasmania for the first time. The Jack Jumpers NBL side created tremendous awareness about gynaecological cancers through The Teal Game, and we continued to progress with the development of a Wellness Centre in the hospital precinct of Hobart.
- Scott Harris - Chair
- Megan Lyall - Deputy Chair & Public Officer
- Annie Archer - Secretary
- Ann Jones - Treasurer
- Cymbaline - Partnership Manager
- Julie Inman - Board Member
- Paula Catchpole - Board Member
Our Favourite People
We would also like to acknowledge the incredible support we have received from the community and our amazing partners. Every little bit counts towards a better future for gynaecological cancer patients in Tasmania!
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