Navigation Links
Move to Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer

Several female political figures including Prime Minister John Howard's wife, Janette, and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley's wife, Susie Annus came together yesterday// in a national push to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. The women visited hospitals in most capital cities.

Ovarian tumours have one of the highest fatality rates among all types of cancer, killing about 70 per cent of those diagnosed within five years. So far the disease is poorly understood and in the absence of any screening test, it is often not detected until it is too late. The national move was orchestrated by the Women's Cancer Foundation and The Australian Women's Weekly.

This move was followed by a Senate inquiry into all forms of gynaecological cancer. Democrats leader Lyn Allison had prompted the inquiry. She visited the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, and said there was ignorance among women and their doctors.

She added, "There has been something of a silence around the whole question. We want change. We want to see much more emphasis on gynaecological cancers both within the medical arena and at the national policy level." According to Professor Michael Quinn, clinical director of the Women's Cancer Foundation, a central body had to be established in order to co-ordinate research, funding and education in gynaecological cancer and that until that happened "we are going to be in the dark".

Professor Quinn called for funding equivalent to that given to breast cancer research. It has been estimated that the National Health and Medical Research Council is funneling $12.4 million into breast cancer research this year, compared with $7.8 million for gynaecological research. The Senate inquiry will conduct investigations on the screening and treatment programs, research, education, funding, and the needs of indigenous communities. There will be public hearings in Melbourne on Thursday. A report is expected by October 19.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer
2. Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk
3. New Treatment To Raise Good Cholesterol
4. Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke
5. Polycystic Ovary In Women May Raise Liver Disease
6. Polio Fears Raised In Canada
7. Hospital Noise Raises The Risk Of Medical Error: Study
8. Carbohydrate-rich Diet In Diabetes Raises Blood Pressure
9. High Decibel Levels Raise Heart Disease Risk
10. Singapore Government to Raise Fund For HIV Treatment
11. Dummy Usage Raises Doubts.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Tim ... program serving families of greater Dubuque, IA. The current campaign fundraises for Veteran’s ... discharged veterans. Donations to Veteran’s Freedom Center may now be made here: ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Benjamin Stong of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC ... Stong is double board certified and the only facial plastic surgeon in Atlanta to ... Non-surgical therapies such as stem cells can be used to provide stabilization to hair ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... (PRWEB) May 05, 2016 , ... Talent ... acquisition startup, HireNurses, on the eve of National Nurses Week (May 6-12). ... and healthcare employers. With their enrollment into the Talent Tech Lab Virtual Incubation program, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... VisualDx ... Android devices. VisualDx is the first point of care diagnostic support system ... medicine. The system speeds diagnosis, therapy decisions and patient education for emergency ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ACLS ... to announce its new referral program, giving participants incentive for spreading the word ... community, and we know many professionals share resources with their friends and colleagues,” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... PUNE, India , May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... report spreads across 154 pages, profiling 09 key ... It is a professional and in-depth study on ... providing a basic overview of the industry including ... Insulin Needles market analysis is provided for the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016  Axiogenesis has acquired a major investment from Sino-German High-Tech Fund to further expand product development, strengthen ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160503/362921 ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , ... today announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ... that provides heart failure patients with access to ... also have remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission ... heart rate in response to physiological demands. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: