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Reduced pregnancy rates among cancer survivors

Females who survive cancer are 38% less likely to fall pregnant, new research has revealed.

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CA125 self-tracking app

The Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation has launched a revolutionary new smartphone app, which is set to make an impact on several thousand patients diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer.

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Fasting: how does it impact your health and disease risk?

Most of us would agree that losing body weight and maintaining it is a priority. Most of us also would agree that this is easier said than done.

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Weight loss surgery is associated with reduced risk of female cancers

New research findings published last month in Gynecologic Oncology found weight loss surgery reduces both the incidence of overall cancer in obese women, and also the risk for female-specific cancers,...

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Hidden dangers of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma

I was invited to present at the Austrian and Bavarian Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society in Vienna about uterine sarcomas.

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Would you rather not know if you have an inherited, increased risk of cancer?

I recently read an article of a personal account of a woman who was diagnosed with a BRCA gene mutation and the difficult decisions she now faces with having positive...

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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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