|Below are links to a range of Gynaecological Cancer related information. |
Drop in to the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre if you would like further information or have any questions or concerns about the information you have.
|Click here for general support information or treatment related information.|
|In the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre - A Richard Pratt Legacy, we have a range of DVDs for patients, families and friends. Some are available for loan whilst others can be viewed in the centre. |
The Gynaecological Cancer DVDs that we have available are:
- Facing Ovarian Cancer A woman's guide to ovarian cancer
- Understanding and coping with cervical cancer: watch below
|Online Gynaecological Cancer Support Group|
|The group is hosted via the www.cancerconnections.com.au website. To become a member of the group, you will need to first register as a user of this site. Once a registered user, you are able to request group membership by following the links to the "groups" page (or http://www.cancerconnections.com.au/og).|
|Group members are able to participate in discussion forums, and send group messages. There is also the availability of our professionally facilitated chat room, should the group wish to engage in live conversation. All content in this group space is private (i.e. can only be read by group members) - but you should bear in mind that the content on the rest of the website is open to the public.|
|Reliable Website Information|
|Information about your diagnosis and treatment can help you understand your disease and help you make decisions. There is a lot of information about various cancers and treatments available on the internet. Some of this is well researched and provides good information but some of it may not be correct.|
When you read health information from the internet it is always important to ask the following questions. The answers to these questions will help you to decide if the information you are reading is reliable and up-to-date.
- Who wrote the information and what are their qualifications?
- Where did the information come from?
- When was it written?
|Peter Mac does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided by these organisations. We encourage you to discuss any information you have found on the listed sites or other sites with your health care team.|
|For information about other reliable cancer websites click this link. This page contains links to websites such as Cancer Council Victoria, Canteen, Carers Victoria, MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) and Palliative Care Victoria as well as many others. On some these sites you can find information about specific cancers and cancer treatment, in particular the MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) site.|
|Recommended gynae-oncology websites|
|BreaCan is an information and support service for people affected by a gynaecological cancer or breast cancer, their families and friends. It is a state-wide service available to people throughout Victoria. BreaCan offers a range of services and programs including a library, regular information sessions, a ‘Feel Good’ gentle exercise program, and free reflexology sessions.|
|Gynaecological Cancer Support (Australia)|
|This website contains a variety of important tools and information for women with gynaecological cancer, their family, partners, carers, and friends, and the health professionals involved in their care.|
|Gynaecological Cancer Society (Australia)|
|This site has been developed as part of our Information and Education Program and provides information that caters to the needs of patients, carers and families, professionals and students. The information is holistic, authoritative and cancer specific, covering the full range of gynaecological cancers. |
|Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health (Australia)|
|The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health provides a unique response to the needs of women through excellence in research, community and professional education and clinical care. They translate the latest research findings into practical health and lifestyle approaches for women and their health professionals. |
|Lymphoedema Associtation of Victoria (Australia)|
|The Lymphoedema Association of Victoria are a non-profit organisation working towards increased awareness, education, research and support for those with lymphoedema. |
|Menopause Society of Australia (Australia)|
|The AMS is a society whose members are mostly doctors and other health care professionals taking a special interest in women's health in midlife and menopause and the promotion of healthy aging. The site includes information about peri-menopause, HRT and alternatives, osteoporosis and lists doctors with an interest in women's health. The AMS seeks to bring accurate, evidence-based information to the community and health care workers.|
|National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers|
|The National Centre for Gynecological Cancers is an Australian Government initiative to improve outcomes for women affected by gynecological cancers and their families and caregivers. It has been established by Cancer Australia. The Centre's role is to provide national leadership to improve outcomes for women with gynecological cancers and increase awareness and education about gynecological cancers for medical and allied health professionals. Cancer Australia has established the National Centre for Gynecological Cancers Advisory Group to provide expert advice regarding the issues and activities related to gynecological cancers and the ongoing work of the Centre. On this site, you will also find links to information and resources for patients, families and carers.|
|National Ovarian Cancer Network (Australia)|
|Ovarian Cancer Australia is a not-for-profit national organization that provides support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer. It is the peak body for ovarian cancer awareness and prevention in Australia|
|Ovarian Cancer Program (Australia)|
|In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and Cancer Australia amalgamated to form a single national agency to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer. They provide comprehensive, easy to read information to help women with breast or ovarian cancers understand their diagnosis, treatment and support options.|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy is a web-based centre. It is funded by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Pratt Foundation and the Victorian Department of Health. The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre aims to help improve services and care for cancer survivors in Australia as well as focus on increasing awareness, especially about issues that affect survivors after their treatment ends. The information on this site is divided into four sections Health Professionals, Survivors, Family & Friends and Research. There are links to useful information and reliable websites.|
|Cancer Directory (Australia)|
|This website is managed and maintained by NSW Cancer Council. It aims to make it easier to access credible cancer care resources from around Australia that have been published since 2000. The information covers a range of cancer-related subject areas and target audiences:|
- all common cancer types
- prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, advanced cancer, palliative care
- coping with cancer, including psychological needs such as emotional and practical support, grief loss, communication
- for women, men, children, adolescents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from other culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with disabilities and health professionals.