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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 30th September 2021. We are excited to be developing our new strategic plan and the incredible progress we have made towards a Wellness Centre.
There have been some big changes in our Charity!
Firstly it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our outgoing Chair and Founder, Katrina Driessen. We would like to formally thank and acknowledge the tremendous work and contribution Katrina has made.
We are delighted to introduce you to our new board members:
- Scott Harris - Chair
- Megan Lyall - Deputy Chair & Public Officer
- Annie Archer - Secretary
- Ann Jones - Treasurer
- Cymbaline - Partnership Manager
- Julie Inman - Board Member
Our Favourite People
We would also like to acknowledge the incredible support we have received from the community and our amazing partners over the past 18 months. Every little bit counts towards a better future for gynaecological cancer patients in Tasmania!
We can't wait to share our strategic plan with you and some exciting news about the Wellness Center!!
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