at Tamworth Community Centre The School Room
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM + Add to calendar24/10/2018 13:3024/10/2018 15:30Australia/SydneyGynaecological Cancer Support and Awareness Talk- Tamworth NSWGynaecological Cancer Support and Awareness Talk- Tamworth NSW Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Denise Sweeney XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address Tamworth Community Centre The School Room Darling Street Tamworth NSW 2340 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/75128/gynaecological_cancer_support_and_awareness_talk_tamworth_nsw.aspxTamworth Community Centre The School Room
Tamworth NSW 2340
You are invited to come and listen to Denise Sweeney, a cancer survivor, tell her story of hope and resilience.
In May 2018 Denise held talks in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Tweed Heads and is now heading to Tamworth to support women experiencing a gynaecological cancer as well as raise awareness of the cancers to women who haven't experienced cancer, by also talking about the risk factors and symptoms.
Through her lived experience as well as having a Bachelor of Psychology Honours Degree she describes the strategies she used to help give her the best chance of surviving clear cell endometrial cancer. A rare and aggressive type of cancer that had a poor prognosis.
The strategies Denise talks about are self-talk, compartmentalisation, visualisation, relaxation, mindfulness, visual cues and a graded activity schedule.
Having hope gives you direction and helps you get through your treatment. Denise was given hope when she was offered treatment for ovarian clear cell cancer after she was told there was no treatment for endometrial clear cell cancer, her type of cancer.
Denise also wants to lead by example by showing that it is possible to live a healthy and active life after you come out the other side of having cancer treatment. She is nearly 9 years post treatment which included major surgery, chemo and radiation.
People should come and listen to Denise talk because:
Her story is documented in her published memoir Steps to Survival Gynaecological Cancers: Raising Awareness and My Own Private Battle
The Forward is written by Dr Geoff Otton, Gynaecologic Oncologist.
Denise is not affiliated with anyone or any organisation in conducting her talks. She does them independently and on a volunteer basis by the desire to help others.
Further information about Denise and her talks can be found at www.stepstosurvival.com.au
Darling Street Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia