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Upcoming changes to the cervical cancer screening program

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.

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What hysterectomy options do I have if I have never given birth?

I recently had a patient who was told that because she had never given birth vaginally before, she would require an open, abdominal hysterectomy.

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What do the different stages of cancer mean?

As a gynaecological oncologist, I see patients with gynaecological cancers including ovarian, cervical, endometrial (uterine), vulval and vaginal cancer.

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Malnutrition in patients with gynaecological cancer

Malnutrition in cancer patients is very common can arise through the patient’s inability to ingest or absorb food.

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Reducing surgical site infections in gynaecological surgery

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in the wound made from a surgical procedure.

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Retaining and understanding medical information

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...

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Kinder and gentler treatment for endometrial cancer

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.

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NEW procedure Uterine Transposition

From 10 to 14 March, I attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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Women who participate in clinical trials have better health outcomes

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.

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Dealing with anxiety during a cancer prognosis

Anxiety is a common feeling that patients sometimes have when coping with upcoming surgery or even the possibility of a cancer diagnosis.

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