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S.H.E.

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Gynaecological Cancer Group

SHE's mission is to provide support to Tasmanians and their families who have been diagnosed with gynaecological 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?

We've been busy little elves over the festive season break, continuing to work on progressing the Wellness Centre, as well as revamping our Care Packs and preparing a number of events for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - see below for more details on how you can get involved.

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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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Upcoming Events

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, approximately 1800 Australians with female reproductive organs are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The chance of surviving at least 5 years after being diagnosed is 49%, compared to 92% for breast cancer.

The signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are often overlooked or mistaken for other common conditions. Here at S.H.E. Gynaecological Cancer Group, we’d like you to help us change this.

We'll be running a number of awareness-raising activities during February to coincide with events happening around Australia. Keep an eye out for more details.

 

Tassie goes Teal - a S.H.E. initiative for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Tassie goes Teal is a S.H.E. initiative, in partnership with the Tasmania Jack Jumpers, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We hope that by shining a light across Tasmania, we can help raise awareness, prompting family and friends to seek medical advice, leading to early diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately saving lives.

If you’d like to get involved, light up your home or premises in teal for all of February. Be sure to send us a pic at info@shegynaetas.org.au or tag us on social media so we can give you a huge thank you!

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News

Significant step forward for Wellness Centre

We're pleased to see the Tasmanian Government, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and University of Tasmania join us in a partnership to progress our vision for a Wellness Centre in Tasmania. 

In a first for the state, the Wellness Centre will deliver world-leading cancer treatment and best practice recovery support. 

Read the media release from Premier Jeremy Rockliff. (Link to: https://www.premier.tas.gov.au/site_resources_2015/additional_releases/working-to-deliver-world-class-cancer-research-and-care-for-all-tasmanians)

It’s better to ask too many questions than not enough!

Great article in The Age talking about Ovarian Cancer signs and symptoms https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/emma-put-her-missed-periods-down-to-stress-months-later-she-was-diagnosed-with-cancer-20220624-p5awgn.html?fbclid=IwAR2MfOWWs923nQmvwYd1NBxYLMXX5MC9Nl8oGx5FZQobkEFMnBoXNhHVdHA&mibextid=DqYSjB&fs=e&s=cl
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“Coffee for a Cause” at Whisk & Co.

Our Chair Scott and beautiful Jo, kicking off “Coffee for a Cause” with Danny from Whisk & Co. Grab your friends and head to Lenah Valley for some good grub and coffee. To donate head to our donation page or click on the donate button on our Facebook page.
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JackJumpers help Tassie Turn Teal for Ovarian Cancer Support!

S.H.E is so excited to announce that the Tasmania Jack Jumpers’ next home game at MyState Bank Arena on February 28 will be the club’s ‘Teal Game’ supporting  S.H.E  This article was originally published by the Tasmania Jack Jumpers. You can access it in full here The club will hold a range of fundraising and…
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ABC Interview with Joel Rheinberger – Survivors Teaching Students

Learning to be a doctor is an arduous road, where you have to absorb thousands of dry facts. A good case study can make medicine much easier to understand. So in a program coming to UTAS, survivors of ovarian and gynaecological cancers will be presenting their stories to medical students. Helen Gooden is the National…
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'There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer'. Jo, you are an inspiration and a tower of strength. Thankyou for sharing your story. February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - we will be doing a number of Teal-related activities so keep an eye out. Thankyou to the Tasmania JackJumpers and the community for all of your support in helping us raise awareness and funds for a Wellness Centre in the Hobart hospital precinct for all Tasmanians and their families. #tassiegoesteal #February2023 ... See MoreSee Less

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You give out so much hope unconditionally , you are pure inspiration Jo 🌸

The most inspirational woman ever. 👗

So much love 💖💖💖 You are a warrior Jo Harris. An inspiration to so many.

'Proud just doesn't cover it' Tasmania JackJumpers' Scott Roth and Jarrad Weeks talk about the importance of the Teal game to the team #tassiegoesteal ... See MoreSee Less

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