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COVID-19 and Ovarian Cancer

Last Updated January 29th 2022 Cure Our Ovarian Cancer NZ wants to acknowledge that the pandemic is particularly challenging for people living with ovarian cancer. We have collated a selection of resources which may be helpful. Any woman living with …

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Sex and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can bring physical and emotional changes affecting your relationship with your body and your sexual health. More than 80% of women with cancer experience sexual side effects from treatment, and these symptoms can be temporary or long-lasting. …

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The C Word Radio

The C Word Radio is a weekly New Zealand podcast about cancery things – including survivorship, menopause, friendships, dying, fertility and grief in an interesting, informative, compassionate and enlightening manner. Host Helen King started the podcast after surviving cancer. The …

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Mental Health and Ovarian Cancer

Cancer When you receive a diagnosis of cancer – when you hear that word – your stomach drops, the world stops and dread or numbness washes over you. A diagnosis of cancer is often unsettling, upsetting, angering and sad. The …

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Cognitive Function and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Cognitive Side Effects Women who have undergone treatment for ovarian cancer sometimes report a decline in their cognitive abilities. Most often noticed are changes in multitasking, attention and learning/memory abilities. Though not everyone experiences this, both chemotherapy and …

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Palliative Care

Part one of our two part series on living with dying These conversations can be difficult to start. Palliative care, end of life, death are words that don’t form part of our day to day vernacular. But they are realities …