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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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Does smoking cause gynaecological cancer?

Modifiable lifestyle factors, such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and smoking, are known to increase your chance of developing some cancers.

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Team Way ObermairHead is back for The Battle

Yes, it's that time of year again and my preparations have begun for The Battle 2017 - a fun beach volleyball competition raising funds for the 1000 Queensland women diagnosed...

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Why am I not losing weight?

As doctors we commonly see and treat patients who struggle with weight issues. Commonly I hear: “Doctor I hardly eat anything and I still can’t lose weight.

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Are robots taking over the operating theatre?

In Australia the initial uptake of robotic surgery has focused on urology for radical prostatectomies but is still slow for gynaecological surgery.

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Busted - Cranberry juice proven ineffective to treat urinary tract infections

Have you heard that Cranberry juice prevents or treats urinary tract infections (UTIs) and saves patients from seeing a doctor or taking antibiotics?

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Why is there sometimes a wait at the hospital before surgery?

In my practice we collect patient feedback at 6 weeks after surgery and patients are very open about their experiences.

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Laparoscopic hysterectomy superior to open surgery

It was a big day for The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer on 30 October 2016.

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The ECHO trial: Exercise during CHemotherapy for Ovarian cancer

As many of you know I lead a research team at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) and the great work that the unit does could not be completed...

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How old is too old for cervical cancer screening?

The majority of Australian women have regular Pap smears to prevent cervical cancer. During the Pap smear your doctor will obtain cells from the cervix and those cells can either...

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