Steps to Survival -- Denise Sweeney

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Steps To Survival

Gynaecological Cancers: Raising Awareness and my own private battle

Denise Sweeney

March 2016

Paperback, 215 pages

ISBN: 9781925138979


In 2008 Denise was diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma, the most common type of gynaecological cancer. After having a complete hysterectomy the odds were in her favour with a 95% cure rate. However four months later Denise’s cancer returned. The odds were now stacked against her as her recurrence was clear cell, a rare and aggressive form of endometrial cancer with a poor prognosis. By telling her story Denise wants to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers and outline the steps she took to give herself the best chance of beating the odds as she underwent major surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Denise is a very special person. It is an honour to have been involved in her care. I hope Denise’s journey will bring comfort and guidance to other women experiencing the fight against cancer.
-- Geoff Otton, Gynaecologic Oncologist

Denise Sweeney is a fifth-generation Novocastrian who enjoys exploring the historical and recreational attractions that Newcastle and the greater Hunter has to offer. Denise has a Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree and lives her life by the belief that the body is designed to move. She continues to nurture her love of learning and hopes to pass that love onto her granddaughters.

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