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You are invited to come and listen to Denise Sweeney, a cancer survivor, tell her story of hope and resilience. 

Denise is holding talks at Gloucester, Wingham and Bulahdelah in March 2019 to support women who are experiencing a gynaecological cancer as well as raise awareness of the cancers to women who haven't by talking about the risk factors and symptoms. Her story can also be supportive for people who may be experiencing other forms of cancer.

She was completing a Bachelor of Psychology Honours Degree when she was diagnosed, which helped her to cope and so 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.

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 is  a  10 year cancer survivor this year and shows that it is possible to live a healthy and active life after cancer treatment, especially treatment that included major surgery, chemo and radiation, which was what she received.

People should come and listen to Denise talk because:

  1. She offers hope through her inspiring story
  2. She educates women about the risk factors and symptoms associated with gynaecological cancers that they need to be aware of
  3. She educates women about cancer screening
  4. She describes how she keeps herself healthy

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.

Further information about Denise  can be found at www.stepstosurvival.com.au


Bulahdelah School of Arts Hall

76 Crawford Street Bulahdelah NSW 2423, Australia

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