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Talking to kids about cancer

It was last year when I saw this lovely lady, 62 years of age for treatment of ovarian cancer. She was a private, composed and well-presented person. Her husband died recently.

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Genetic test results will no longer impact life insurance applications

From 1 July 2019 Australians will be able to get up to $500,000 in life insurance cover without having to disclose an adverse genetic test result.

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Unprecedented improvement of ovarian cancer survival in BRCA-positive patients

The drug olaparib delays the recurrence of advanced ovarian cancer in woman who carry the BRCA gene.

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Australia could become the first country to eliminate cervical cancer

Australia could become one of the first countries to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue due to the national vaccination and screening programs.

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What are the risk factors for gynaecological cancers?

Risk factors are characteristics that increase the likelihood of developing a disease, such as a cancer.

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Ovarian suppression may improve survival outcomes in breast cancer patients

All women produce a hormone called estrogen which stimulates some breast cancers to grow. In the context of breast cancer, ovarian suppression is the term used to prevent the ovaries...

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Will a hysterectomy cure my endometriosis?

There are many myths about endometriosis that make it hard for people to know what’s true and what’s a myth about this disease.

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Ovarian cysts: types, symptoms and treatment

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovary. Ovarian cysts are common and can occur in women of all ages.

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Recent advances in genetic testing: how does it work?

Last year, my practice started offering genetic testing to patients in partnership with a US-based genetic testing company. Genetic tests can now be started online by the doctor.

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Can chewing gum help relieve nausea after surgery?

Chewing gum could be more effective than drugs prescribed for nausea, a new study has found.

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