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 Doctor – www.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.
GP and Healthcare Professional Education Program
Pink Hope’s GP and Healthcare Professional Education Program aims to connect with 10,000 + GPs and non genetics trained healthcare professionals by providing genetic healthcare information, personalised risk information on the Pink Hope and Be Dense Aware websites, resources and materials for their patients and attending general practitioner events.
Programs and Support for Your and 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.
Know Your Risk
The Pink Hope Know Your Risk Tool is a simple online questionnaire to help women assess their personal risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer. It uses the participant’s answers to these questions to estimate their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, as either average, moderately increased, or potentially high risk. Based on a woman’s level of risk, the tool offers recommendations for next steps, as well as helpful information and resources.
Your patients may come to you with the Know Your Risk Tool assessment particularly those where the tool as assessed them at potentially high risk where speaking to a Genetic Counsellor at a Family Cancer Clinic would be helpful and to do this they need a referral from their GP. You may wish to use the tool in clinic with your patient.
The Know Your Risk Tool was developed based on Australian and international cancer guidelines and has been reviewed and approved by practising Australian healthcare professionals. The Know Your Risk Tool was developed in collaboration with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2015 and updated in 2017.
Be Dense Aware
The Pink Hope Be Dense Aware website is dedicated to ensuring women are aware and educated when it comes to breast density and cancer risk. There is a section dedicated to healthcare professionals to ensure they have the information and tools to be able to support their patients.
Resources and Website
The Pink Hope website contains a broad range of credible information for people interested in learning more about their cancer risk and ways to manage it. The resources section of the website includes question kits, videos, tips and blogs covering all aspects of being high risk.
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.
Pink Hope’s Online Support Groups offer women at increased breast or ovarian cancer risk the opportunity to connect with other at increased risk women 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.
Information and Support Days
Pink Hope’s Information and Support Days are for families at increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. These events feature expert speakers providing information and research, question and answer panels, personal stories and the opportunity to connect with other women at increased risk.
High Risk Pack
The High Risk Pack, which has been developed in partnership with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and aims to support high risk women, who are unaffected by cancer, to understand and manage their increased breast and/or ovarian cancer risk. The High Risk Pack will ensure high risk women are supported and informed at each touch point of the journey. The High Risk Pack will be available late 2018 to patients and healthcare professionals.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work with Us
If you are interested in partnering or collaborating with Pink Hope please contact our Head Office, email@example.com or +61 2 8084 2288.
If you require further information or have questions please contact Sue Jones, Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, or +61 3 8559 6197.