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Gynaecological cancers

The term gynaecological cancer covers the reproductive organs in women, uterine, cervical, ovarian, fallopian tube, vulal and vaginal and also the membrane lining of the abdominal cavity which is called the peritoneum.

Gynaecological Cancers Nurse Specialist


Lisa Clarke: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gynaecological cancers

Tel: 0118 3228195
Radio pager 07623909673
Email Lisa.clarke@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

 

"I am based at the Berkshire Cancer Centre and work alongside other members of your health care team. I work with doctors, nurses and other professionals to care for and support patients from diagnosis through and after treatment. Our gynaecological cancer team recognises that each person's needs are different and as such it is important that we plan your care individually.

 

My role is to provide you with both, support and information, for both you and your family throughout your treatment and follow-up care this can be offered face to face through clinic and scheduled meetings, through telephone and email contact and can focus on your diagnosis, symptoms you may be experiencing and how best to manage them, treatment options whether this is surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy hormonal treatment and other available treatments and their side effects."

 

We can provide information on:

  • finance advice and support
  • Additional support available in the community and how to access it
  • Available support resources from the Berkshire Cancer Centre rehabilitation team
  • Diet, exercise, psychological support and mindfulness, 
  • Support in speaking with children about a cancer diagnosis
  • complimentary therapies
  • local and national support groups.

For further information and support please follow the links below:

Coffee and Chat support Group for ladies with Gynaecological cancers
The support group meets the 1st Wednesday in every month from 10:30 -12:00 midday in the Royal Berkshire Hospital's Trust Education Centre, situated opposite the hospital's multi storey car park.

Purpose of support group
To  bring together ladies  who have  been diagnosed with  a gynaecological  cancer ( ovarian, endometrial/ womb, cervical, vulval, vaginal ,  fallopian tube, primary peritoneal) to have an opportunity  to meet  other ladies and talk  about  any  issues regarding their cancer, cancer in general, treatment, side effects, living with  cancer,  survivorship and anything else they wish to  discuss. To share experiences, learn from others; make new friends and offer support and advice going forward

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Clarke on 0118 322 8195

Links to Useful online information on each type of gynaecological cancer can be found below

Cervical cancer

https://www.jostrust.org.uk

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/cervical-cancer/understanding-cancer

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cervical-cancer

Endometrial Cancer

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/womb-endometrial-cancer/understanding-cancer

https://eveappeal.org.uk/gynaecological-cancers/womb-cancer/

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/womb-cancer/types-grades

Ovarian cancer/ Primary Peritoneal Cancer

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/ovarian-cancer

https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/information-and-support/support-you

https://www.ovacome.org.uk/

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/ovarian-cancer/understanding-cancer/types-of-ovarian-fallopian-tube-peritoneal-cancer.

https://eveappeal.org.uk/

 Vulval Cancer

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/vulva-cancer/understanding-cancer/symptoms-vulval-cancer.html

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/vulval-cancer

https://eveappeal.org.uk/

Vaginal cancer

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/vagina-cancer

https://eveappeal.org.uk/

 

 

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