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In 2008 Denise was diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma, the most common type of gynaecological cancer. After having a complete hysterectomy the odds were in her favour with a 95% cure rate.
However four months later Denise’s cancer returned as a rare and aggressive clear cell endometrial tumour with a poor prognosis.
By telling her story Denise wants to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers and outline the steps she took to give herself the best chance of beating the odds as she underwent major surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Denise draws on her psychology training to use evidence based strategies in her treatment and ultimate survival.
She speaks at a variety of community/health events to give hope and support to other women experiencing cancer. Denise also talks about the risk factors and symptoms associated with gynaecological cancers to help women become more aware of them, and seek medical advice sooner, if they notice any unusual and persistent changes in their bodies.
|Event Title||Event Picture||Event Details|
|Gynaecological Cancer Support & Awareness Talk - Bulahdelah NSW|
School of Arts Hall
|Gynaecological Cancer Support & Awareness Talk - Wingham NSW|
|Gynaecological Cancer Support & Awareness Talk - Gloucester NSW|
Tamworth Community Centre
|Spring Walks for Gynaecological Cancer Survivors|
Each Wednesday in September 2018
|Lake Macquarie U3A|
|Raymond Terrace View Club|
Muree Golf Club,
St Cuthbert's Anglican Church Hall
Women's Health Centre Coffs Harbour
CWA Tea Rooms
|Hunter View Club|
|HNE Centre For Gynaecological Cancer|
Hunter New England Centre for Gynaecological Cancer
|University of Sydney Nursing School|
Sydney Nursing School
Westmead Hospital Gynaecological Cancer Support Group
Friday 11 August 2017
10.30am to 12.30 pm
|Toronto Macquarie Ladies Probus Inc.|
Toronto Diggers Club (RSL)
Wednesday 5th July 2017
8-10 Queen Street,
Singleton NSW 2330
Wednesday 26 April 2017
10.30am - 11.30am
Contact Library on 02 6578 7500
|Newcastle Writer's Festival|
Friday 7th April 2017
1.30pm to 2.30pm
Hunter Room City Hall, Newcastle NSW
Free Session, no bookings required.
Further info go to www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au