Blue Mountains News

Labor Commits $12 Million to the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

Source: Susan Templeman MP, Member For Macquarie
Archived 8 Apr 2018 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018
“You don’t often have women in Parliament talking about abdominal bloating, pelvic pain or the need to urinate often, but it’s time we talked about it more,” Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman has declared.

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, aimed at getting people talking about the cancer that today alone, four Australian women will learn they have.

“While it isn’t the most glamourous topic of conversation, it is the deadliest women's cancer.

“Last year across the country, approximately 1500 women were diagnosed and more than 1000 women died of ovarian cancer.”

Ms Templeman joined an old colleague, Newcastle ABC presenter Jill Emberson, who is being treated for ovarian cancer, at functions in Parliament House to launch the month of awareness.

“Jill and I were young journalists together back in the 1980s, at the start of our careers.

“It was brave of Jill to share her experience of ovarian cancer – she is about to start another round of chemo, so she is really in the thick of it – but it brings home to all of us in Parliament that this disease is brutal.

“The main thing a woman can do is to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer, because despite popular belief, it is not a silent disease.”

The symptoms are to look out for are: abdominal or pelvic pain, increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating, needing to urinate often or urgently, or feeling full after eating a small amount.

Ovarian Cancer Australia is also encouraging women who are not comfortable with their doctor’s diagnosis or are still concerned about unexplained persistent symptoms, to seek a second opinion.

To mark Ovarian Cancer Awareness month Labor has committed $12 million towards Ovarian Cancer Australia’s work including supporting three new clinical trials to give patients access to innovative treatments and further research.

“And we welcome the Federal Government’s announcement of $3 million to support a project that helps women identify whether they carry the BRCA genes which indicated a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer,” Ms Templeman said.

 
Ray White Emms Mooney Ray White Emms Mooney Ray White Emms Mooney Ray White Emms Mooney

Recent News

Community Liaison Officer Creates Positive Impact at Katoomba High School
Community Liaison Officer Creates Positive Impact at Katoomba High School
Katoomba High School is one of only two schools across the Blue Mountains...
Community has Their Say on Glenbrook Park Stage 2
Community has Their Say on Glenbrook Park Stage 2
More than 600 people used Council's interactive, digital tool to selec...
Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day
Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day
Once the wattles start to bloom and spring is nigh, it’s the perfect time...
Funding Available for War Memorials in Blue Mountains
Funding Available for War Memorials in Blue Mountains
Government Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident...
Tarana Station Back on Track
Tarana Station Back on Track
A community celebration will be held bright and early on Monday September...

What's New

Mediumship Show Katoomba RSL
Mediumship Show Katoomba RSL
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours Remembering our loved one's a Mediumship show delivering heartfelt messages from Spirit with medium Judy O Brien.
Lindsay's Cafe: New Spring Breakfast
Lindsay's Cafe: New Spring Breakfast
Lindsay's Cafe Our fresh seasonal menu is now serving. Weekends from 9am. Weekdays from 10 @ Norman Lindsay Gallery
Mystery, Mayhem & Intrigue, and laughs!
Mystery, Mayhem & Intrigue, and laughs!
Entertainment Blue Mountains Hypno-Comedian Wayne Donnelly is appearing at le Salon Grand on Sat. 31st Aug. Tix for show only, and dinner & show.
Lakeside B and B and Self Contained
Lakeside B and B and Self Contained
Blue Mountains Lakeside B&B & Self-contained Generous discounts on two night stays. Kayaks and fishing available.The Lake has a captivating Nature Walk.
***AUGUST SPECIAL OFFERS***
***AUGUST SPECIAL OFFERS***
Hills Havens SAVE $$$ when you BOOK 2 - 3 nights...see www.hillshavensleura.com.au for details and bookings.
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Lindsay's Cafe: New Spring BreakfastOur fresh seasonal menu is now serving. Weekends from 9am. Weekdays from 10 @ Norman Lindsay GalleryView Lindsay's Cafe »