For Healthcare Professionals

Pink Hope works with the healthcare community by providing information to assist them and their patients.

Pink Hope is a preventative health organisation working to ensure every individual can assess, manage and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support for at-risk women.

Pink Hope understands to meet their goals they need to work closely with the healthcare community.

Information for Health Professionals

Pink Hope is fortunate to have the support of a wide variety of medical experts who have contributed to the Pink Hope website content. In addition to the information you will find on our website Pink Hope recommends the following websites for health professionals.

eviQ Cancer Treatments Online – www.eviq.org.au. Any health professionals can access via this website the approved national guidelines for the assessment and management of women with a family history of cancer, including eligibility for genetic testing.

Centre for Genetics Education – www.genetics.edu.au. The Centre for Genetics Education provides health professionals who are non-genetics trained with the skills, resources and knowledge to manage the impact of genetic and genomic technologies on their practice.

Australian Doctorwww.australiandoctor.com.au. Australian Doctor believes general practice is the cornerstone of the Australian health system, and recognises that quality primary care is a major determinant of the health of a society. We acknowledge the challenges faced by general practitioners within the complex Australian healthcare system, and use our voice to enhance the work and lives of GPs and their patients. We inform, educate and engage Australian GPs about all aspects of their professional lives, foster the GP community, lead discussion and work for a strong general practice. Australian Doctor produces How to Treat articles including Breast cancer detection in moderate to high risk women.

Flyers

As a healthcare professional you may wish to display Pink Hope flyers in your clinic/practice. To obtain Pink Hope flyers please email Head Office, info@pinkhope.org.au.

Work with Us

If you are interested in partnering or collaborating with Pink Hope please contact our Head Office, info@pinkhope.org.au or +61 2 8084 2288.

Programs and Support for Your Patients

Below is an overview of the programs and services Pink Hope have developed for those at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer to ensure they are supported at each step of the journey. These may be of interest to you and/or your patients.

Website
Pink Hope contains a broad range of credible information for people interested in learning more about their cancer risk and ways to manage it. Medical experts from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have been involved in helping to develop the content currently hosted on the website.

Know Your Risk
The Pink Hope online assessment tool helps women assess their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer based on their family health history and whether they require a referral to a Familial Cancer Clinic. This tool is based on the national eviQ Family Cancer Clinic referral guidelines that Familial Cancer Centres endorse and use. The tool was developed as part of the Pink Hope and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre partnership.

Genetic Counselling
Ask Our Genetic Counsellor is a Pink Hope service that allows anyone to submit questions relating to a family history of cancer to our qualified Genetic Counsellor. The Genetic Counsellor can provide guidance about appropriateness of referral to an FCC, genetic testing, general advice about managing a patient at increased cancer risk and/or supporting people to adjust to an increased cancer risk. Health professionals can access this service by submitting a question via the Pink Hope website.

Peer Support
Pink Hope’s online support groups offer people at increased breast or ovarian cancer risk the opportunity to connect with other at increased risk women or men in a safe and supportive environment. Members of these groups share advice and experiences on everything from genetic testing, screening and risk reducing surgeries to emotional wellbeing.

High Risk Pack
The High Risk Pack, which has been developed in partnership with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and aims to support women, who are unaffected by cancer, to understand and manage their increased breast and/or ovarian cancer risk. A trial of the High Risk Pack in two Family Cancer Clinics is scheduled for mid 2016. Following the trial we aim to make the pack available via Family Cancer Clinics or specialists to every woman who is assessed as high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer either due to a gene mutation or family health history. The High Risk Pack will ensure high risk women are supported and informed at each touch point of the journey.

Resources
Pink Hope has developed unique resources for the increased risk community from what questions to ask your doctor to tailored tips and advice direct from our increased risk community.

Education and Health Days
Pink Hope’s Education and Health Days provide expert speakers providing the latest information and research, question and answer panels, personal stories and time for socialising where high risk families can meet and connect.

If you require further information or have questions please contact Sue Jones, Programs Manager, sue@pinkhope.org.au, or +61 3 8559 6197.

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