Ovarian cancer survivors sought
ST JOHN of God Subiaco Hospital (SJOSG) needs ovarian cancer survivors to volunteer for a study to explore mindfulness meditation courses and their effect on women’s fears their cancer will return.
Gynaecological Cancer Research director Paul Cohen will lead the study in collaboration with the University of WA and Cancer Council of WA (CCWA).
The study would examine if Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) helped the psychological wellbeing of those who had completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.
“It is well-known that women who have survived ovarian cancer can become very concerned and anxious about their cancer recurring, which can impact on their psychological wellbeing,” Dr Cohen said.
Anyone interested in taking part will be required to attend an eight-week MBCT course run by CCWA starting in early next month at Shenton Park, Fremantle or Duncraig. The course is free and runs for two hours a week, providing practical coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve mood, quality of life and sleep.
To register or for more information, contact ClinicalTrials.Subiaco@sjog.org.au or call 6465 9204.