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Coastal Goddess supports #MoveAgainstCancer, Central Coast’s biggest step challenge

At Coastal Goddess we are committed to helping Coasties to release their inner goddess from the outside in. Health and wellness are vital for all of us and keeping active is extremely important for our mind and body. During September local emergency doctor, Dr Ash Bowden aka Doctor Do More, is once again encouraging residents of the Central Coast to participate in the annual #MoveAgainstCancer Step Challenge and Coastal Goddess are delighted to step up and support!

Doctor Do More is on a mission to get people exercising and moving more to improve their health and happiness. The 2022 September #MoveAgainstCancer Step Challenge encourages people to record their steps over the whole month to win prizes whilst fundraising for Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast.

Participation costs $10, with all money going to Cancer Council to ensure nobody on the Central Coast faces a cancer diagnosis alone.

Moving more has unbelievable benefits on your health – reduced risk of cancers, reduced risk of cardiorespiratory disease, improved cognition and more. Importantly, it has a huge impact on our mental health, something we all need right now.

At Coastal Goddess we have a special interest in raising awareness and funds regarding gynecological cancer. We are pleased to also be in partnership with WomenCan and SAVETHEBOX to help to funding research and education programs to improve life for women with a gynaecological cancer.

This year over 2,000 Australian women will die from one of the seven types of gynaecological cancers.

What is gynaecological cancer and what are the symptoms?

Gynaecological cancers affect the reproductive organs of women. It's important to know the signs and symptoms, so you can talk to your doctor if you notice any changes.

Gynaecological cancer is a term used for all the types of cancer that can occur in or on a woman’s reproductive organs and genitals. This includes cancers of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. About 9.7% of all cancers diagnosed in Australian women are gynaecological cancers.

While there are screening tests for some gynaecological cancers, for others there is no proven screening method. This means that it’s important for women to be aware of the possible signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers and get to know their bodies well, so they can tell if anything changes. Below, we’ve listed the different types of gynaecological cancers, their symptoms, possible methods of prevention and applicable screening programs.

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Symptoms of cervical cancer can include:

  • Bleeding between periods or after having sex

  • Pain during sex

  • Longer or heavier periods than usual

  • Unusual discharge from the vagina

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer can include:

  • Excessive tiredness

  • Leg pain or swelling of the legs

  • Lower back pain

Join the Coastal Goddess team and help us fight cancer!

Help reduce your cancer risk and enjoy the beautiful Central Coast by Moving Against Cancer this September and join the Coastal Goddess team today!

Register before the end of August.




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