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What to expect up to four months after your hysterectomy

Recovery after surgery may differ individually but also depending on if you had a laparoscopic or abdominal (open) surgery.

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Sentinel Node Biopsy in uterine cancer – ENDO3 trial

Sentinel node biopsy for uterine (endometrial) cancer came to Australia some five years ago. In March 2018, I went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York to...

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What causes endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a difficult condition to understand, has a wide variety of symptoms, and as a result women often experience delays in their diagnosis.

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The implications of BRCA gene mutation

People who inherit BRCA gene mutations are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer compared with the general population.

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The survival rate for cervical cancer in Australia

Relative survival rates provide an estimation of what percentage of people with the same cancer are alive after the initial diagnosis of cancer, compared to healthy people of the same...

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The early warning signs of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect early due to a lack of symptoms in the early stages.

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The difference between vaginal and vulvar cancers

Vagina and vulvar cancer are both rare types of gynaecological cancers. Cancer is named after the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other parts...

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How common is cervical cancer in Australia?

In Australia, there are just over 900 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed annually. The Cancer Council reports the risk of a woman being diagnosed by age 85 years is 1...

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How rare is vaginal cancer?

While all women are at risk of developing vaginal cancer, it is very uncommon—it is the least common of all gynaecological cancers in Australia, with about 100 women diagnosed each year.

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Deficiencies in gynaecological cancer treatment and what can be done about it

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research (QCGC Research) is a research centre that I founded in 2002 and which is located at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research.

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