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Kath Mazzella OAM

Gynaecological health advocate

"As a gynaecological cancer survivor, I am passionate about sharing my personal story with women of all ages to help raise awareness and break down the stigma and taboo around these cancers.

As a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, I want to share my vulva cancer story to create a better experience for other women. Women’s Health Week is an opportunity to bring these lesser-known cancers out in the open for more women to feel heard, accepted and supported in our community. I want to close the gate on preventable diseases, delayed treatments and/or unnecessary treatments. 

The week is also an important reminder to women to regularly undergo health checks and to be aware of changes in their bodies. Importantly, I want women to feel confident to speak with their health professionals about issues often seen as taboo or embarrassing."

Read more about Kath's story in the Jean Hailes article 'Life changing conversations'