Cervical Cancer Screening aims to detect cervical cancer precursors before they turn into cancer. In Australia, we diagnose 900 women with cervical cancer every year.
Posted 11 hours ago by Andreas Obermair
I recently had a patient who was told that because she had never given birth vaginally before, she would require an open, abdominal hysterectomy.
Posted 14 days ago by Andreas Obermair
As a gynaecological oncologist, I see patients with gynaecological cancers including ovarian, cervical, endometrial (uterine), vulval and vaginal cancer.
Posted 28 days ago by Andreas Obermair
Malnutrition in cancer patients is very common can arise through the patient’s inability to ingest or absorb food.
Posted 40 days ago by Andreas Obermair
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in the wound made from a surgical procedure.
A doctor’s visit can sometimes be stressful. Patients receive large amounts of information at a single medical consultation and even if patients would be medical professionals (which most aren’t) it...
Posted 2 months ago by Andreas Obermair
In 2000, when I was a young gynaecological oncology trainee, all our endometrial cancer patients who required surgery at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer had a laparotomy.
From 10 to 14 March, I attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
A systematic review has found that women who participated in clinical trials in obstetrics and gynaecology had better health outcomes than women who did not.
Anxiety is a common feeling that patients sometimes have when coping with upcoming surgery or even the possibility of a cancer diagnosis.