Gynaecological cancer survivor to talk to Gloucester women

Gynaecological cancer survivor, Denise Sweeney will be holding a talk in Gloucester. Photo supplied

Gynaecological cancer survivor, Denise Sweeney will be holding a talk in Gloucester. Photo supplied

Motivated by helping raise awareness about cancers that affect women, Denise Sweeney is holding a talk in Gloucester.

Being a survivor herself, Denise hopes to educate women more about the risk factors and symptoms associated with gynaecological cancers and encourage them to be more proactive with their health.

"It is important to me to talk in a smaller community like Gloucester because women who experience cancer in a smaller town do not have the resources or support like we have in larger cities," Denise explained.

After her chat in Gloucester, she'll hold talks in Wingham and Bulahdelah, specifically choosing communities serviced by Hunter New England Health, the same health department she was treated under in Newcastle.

"I tell my story of hope and resilience to give other women hope and support, especially when they may be feeling a bit more anxious and stressed because of the distance from their treating team." 

In 2008, Denise was diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma, but even after having a hysterectomy, her cancer returned, rare and aggressive, with a poor prognosis.

Denise will be at the Gloucester CWA Hall Gloucester CWA Hall, 108 Church Street on Wednesday March 13 from 2-4pm (register for free at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/81817); followed by "The Courtroom" Old Wingham Courthouse, 4 Farquhar Street on March 14 from 10am -12pm (register for free at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/81818); then School of Arts Hall, 76 Crawford Street, Bulahdelah on Saturday March 16 from 1-3pm (register for free at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/81816​).