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What is the self-collection test for cervical cancer screening? How does it work and who is eligible?

The self-collection test for cervical cancer screening is a method where women collect their own sample for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing.

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I have been diagnosed with cancer - How long can I wait for my cancer treatment to start before my treatment outcomes could be impacted?

The timing of your gynaecological cancer treatment is important as delays can impact treatment outcomes. However, the specific timeframe within which treatment should begin varies depending on the type and...

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Spotlight on rare gynaecological cancers: Adenomal malignum of the cervix

Adenoma malignum is a rare and particularly aggressive subtype of cervical adenocarcinoma. Adenoma malignum is a rare cancer that starts in the gland cells that produce mucus.

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What is the impact of a hysterectomy on bone health, and are there measures to mitigate potential bone density loss?

The impact of a hysterectomy on bone health can be influenced by various factors, including whether the ovaries are also removed during the procedure.

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What lifestyle changes can I make to support my cancer treatment and recovery?

Adopting positive lifestyle changes can play a supportive role during cancer treatment and recovery. It is important to discuss any significant lifestyle modifications with your healthcare team to ensure they...

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Can hysterectomy or other abdominal surgery cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Abdominal surgery, including a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), has been associated with changes in bowel function in some individuals.

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What stage of ovarian cancer requires chemotherapy?

The decision to use chemotherapy in ovarian cancer is based on the cell type (type of ovarian cancer) and the stage of the disease, among other factors.

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What are alternatives to a hysterectomy?

During my training as a gynaecological oncologist, I was taught to keep in mind that there are always several ways to treat a medical condition.

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Are there different types of endometrial cancer?

There are different types of endometrial cancer, and until now they have been classified based on the histological characteristics of the cancer cells.

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What you should know about gynaecological cancers and fertility preservation

Gynaecological cancers can impact a woman's reproductive capacity, and the treatments for these cancers may have implications for fertility.

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