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What is the most aggressive type of uterine cancer?

In Australia, uterine cancer is the most common type of gynaecological cancer with more than 3,000 women diagnosed every year.

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Warning signs of endometrial cancer

Also known as uterine cancer, endometrial cancer begins from abnormal cells at the inner lining of the uterus (called the endometrium).

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Patients with cervical cancer often develop no signs or symptoms when the cancer is in its precancerous and early stages. For this reason, regular cervical cancer screening is important.

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What is a sentinel node biopsy and what happens if it is positive?

Sentinel node biopsy is a surgical technique used in patients who have already been diagnosed with uterine, cervical and vulval cancer.

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Stages of Ovarian Cancer

If diagnosed with ovarian cancer, patients will want to know their tumour “stage”. The stage of ovarian cancer describes how far the cancer has grown and spread in the body...

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Quicker recovery from keyhole hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that some 30,000 Australian women require every year for abnormal bleeding, pain or cancer of the uterus.

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Fertility sparing treatment for endometrial cancer

Endometrial (uterine) cancer develops when cells grow and multiply abnormally in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus.

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Does HRT tablets cause blood clots?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is used for management of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, dry skin and vulvovaginal atrophy.

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How does age at menopause affect disease and cancer risk?

Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop releasing hormones. Naturally, a woman’s production of estrogen and progesterone hormones decrease in her late forties, and may cause less frequent menstrual cycles...

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Is it safe for gynaecological cancer patients to have the flu vaccine?

The Influenza vaccine is safe even for gynaecological cancer patients and now is the time to have it as Australia heads into winter.

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