Living with a gynaecological cancer
The diagnosis and treatment of a gynaecological cancer can cause physical and emotional effects.
For information on living with cancer, including support groups and wide variety of information and support service options that are local to you visit the Cancer Survivorship Website NI.
Support groups are available to offer support and information to ladies who have ovarian cancer.
- Cervical cancer – Jo’s Trust
- Ovarian – Target Ovarian Cancer
- All Gynae cancers – The Eve Appeal
- Ovarian and borderline cancers – Ovacome
Health and wellbeing events
The Northern Trust holds a ‘Living with and beyond Gynae Cancer’ health and wellbeing event each year. Health and wellbeing events are one-off events where patients and their families can get cancer information, support and advice. They are usually held in the morning from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
People listen to a series of short talks delivered by expert healthcare professionals about cancer recurrence, the long-term side effects of treatment and self-management, as well as diet and lifestyle advice. They also hear a live story from a patient with a similar diagnosis. Market style stalls are provided by local cancer charities where people are introduced to a range of services that can help them with their physical, emotional, social and financial needs, for example, benefits advice, family support, counselling, complementary therapy etc. People have the chance to talk to the various health and social care professionals directly and also to meet other people affected by cancer and their families.
To see more about the health and wellbeing events contact the Gynae Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Antrim Hospital or the Northern Trust Macmillan Information and Support Service.