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Do fibroids go away after menopause?

Uterine fibroids are benign tumours that develop in the smooth muscle tissues within the uterus. They are also called leiomyoma or "myoma".

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Can cervical cancer cause infertility?

Cervical cancer treatment can cause issues with fertility, leaving women unable to become pregnant or carry a child through pregnancy.

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Can ovarian cancer be cured?

The chance of a cure depends on the type, grade and stage of ovarian cancer.

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How reliable are tumour marker tests for ovarian cancer?

Tumour markers are substances found in the blood that are frequently also found in cancer patients. Ovarian cancer tumour markers tests include CA125, CA19.9 and HE4.

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Is cervical cancer curable?

Due to early detection and treatment, the prognosis of cervical cancer is excellent for most patients.

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8 questions to ask your gynaecological oncologist after a cancer diagnosis

If you are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, it is important to have all the information you require to make informed treatment decisions.

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Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccination : A balanced view

Here, I answer some frequently asked questions about whether people affected by cancer should consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Can cervical cancer spread to the ovaries?

In Australia, approximately 900 patients are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer due to Australia's highly developed cervical cancer...

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What is the most aggressive type of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is not one disease but can be made up of different cell clones or types.

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What is ovarian remnant syndrome?

Ovarian remnant syndrome is a rare condition, that may occur following removal of one or both ovaries for endometriosis where (microscopic) endometriosis tissue that unknowingly has been left behind, can...

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