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Survivor Stories

Every day, women face the overwhelming reality of a cancer diagnosis.

WomenCan has seen first-hand how women confront the adversity of a cancer diagnosis. Their inspiring survivor stories demonstrate their courage and strength, and provide comfort for women alike, who are going through their own journey with cancer. This is displayed ANZGOG's Survivors Teaching Students program - a volunteer program funded by WomenCan which brings ovarian and other gynaecological cancer survivors and caregivers into the classrooms of health professional students to teach them about women’s experiences with the diseases. Examples like this show us that together, with your support, we can make a difference in their lives and for future women with gynaecological cancers.

Would you like to share your survivor story? Please contact us to share your story and inspire other women.

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Gynae cancer meets art’s healing power

After losing great women in her life to ovarian cancer, leading Australian artist, Sarah McDonald, b...
Wednesday, 27th Oct 21

Power in purpose

Jenny Stone, grandmother and Survivors Teaching Students (STS) volunteer, is overcoming the odds and...
Wednesday, 18th Aug 21

A ZEST FOR LIFE - Remembering Kate Clayton

For over 20 years, Kate was inspirational as she bravely battled ovarian cancer.
Wednesday, 18th Aug 21

Kehau’s Big C – Comedy or Cancer

Comedian and cancer survivor, Kehau Jackson, shares her story on beating endometrial cancer and sear...
Thursday, 24th Jun 21

Emma's journey with a rare cancer diagnosis

Emma's personal experience with cancer inspired her to become a registered nurse and advocate for wo...
Wednesday, 12th May 21

My Mum, My Inspiration

When Kerri Monteiro's mum was diagnosed with stage 3 endometrial cancer, she knew she had to take ac...
Saturday, 8th May 21

An Ovarian Cancer Advocate’s Words to Live By

Survivors Teaching Students volunteer Anne Moston shares her diagnosis story on World Ovarian Cancer...
Saturday, 8th May 21

Meet Kristin Young, ovarian cancer survivor and STS voluntee...

Kristin Young is an ovarian cancer survivor and a volunteer for Survivors Teaching Students, a progr...
Tuesday, 16th Feb 21

Yvette's story of her rare cervical cancer diagnosis

When Yvette was diagnosed with stage 1B high grade neoplasm of the cervix (sarcomatous carcinoma), a...
Monday, 16th Nov 20

Jacinta’s Story of Ovarian Cancer – “emotional upheava...

Jacinta is a survivor of ovarian cancer, who experienced few symptoms and no pain prior to her diagn...
Tuesday, 7th Apr 20

Alisha Thomson, ovarian cancer survivor

At age 27, with great friends, training to become a Psychiatrist, Alisha Thomson had the world at he...
Monday, 20th Jan 20

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