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B&NES Carers' Centre

Bath Carers' Centre, The Woodlands

Lower Bristol Road

Bath

BA2 9ES

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Ova to you.. Bath is the first of our regional support and awareness events taking place in 2018.

We would like to invite you to join our ‘Ova to you.. Bath’ event on Thursday 18th January 2018. This day will consist of two sessions around providing support for those affected by ovarian cancer and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. All are welcome to join and food and hot drinks will be provided during both sessions.

Support: for all those affected by ovarian cancer
This session is tailored for those directly affected by ovarian cancer. This includes women who have recently received an ovarian cancer diagnosis; women who have had a recurrence; women living with the disease; women who are currently in remission and those dealing with side effects of treatment for ovarian cancer. Family, friends and partners supporting women with ovarian cancer are also welcome.

Anna Hudson, the Ovacome Support Service Manager will be answering your questions and providing support. Anna will discuss any topics the group wishes. This may include talking to your doctor/ medical teams, dealing with anxiety around appointments and ill health. Coping with the side effects of treatment, how you can get a second opinion.

Anna can also discuss how we advocate as patient representatives to NICE and around drug licensing and new treatments.

Awareness: learning the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is very often misdiagnosed and when women know the symptoms themselves it can lead to earlier diagnosis and clearer routes in to treatment. There is no screening for ovarian cancer and the symptoms are often misunderstood by both women and medical professionals. More women are diagnosed when they are admitted through A&E than by referral from gynaecological services.

We are holding an awareness raising afternoon where the Ovacome staff team will be available to answer your questions, alongside an Ovacome member who will be sharing her personal experience of ovarian cancer.

You can collect awareness materials and find out more about how to raise awareness of ovarian cancer in your community.

We will also be providing information on issues like risk factors for ovarian cancer, how to remember the signs using our BEAT messaging and what to do if you have any concerns.

You can find the full programme below:

12.00 - 2.00 pm : Session one - Support session with Ovacome Support Service Manager, Anna Hudson.

2.30 - 4.00 pm : Session two - Raising awareness presentation by Ovacoem member and drop in session.


If you have any questions or any special dietary requiremtns please contacts us on 0800 008 7054 or email hello@ovacome.org.uk


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Bath Carers' Centre, The Woodlands

Lower Bristol Road

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BA2 9ES

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