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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 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.

Our Board

  • 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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News

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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This aspect of training is as important as the pathology books. The insights given will equip these young doctors with additional skills to more fully & compassionately treat women dealing with gynaecological cancers. 👏👏👏

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A real pleasure, people like Scott and Jo make me exceptionally proud to be Tasmanian. Thank you for all that you've done, and will continue to do 👏

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