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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - What it means and how to manage it

A variety of issues can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be a sign of endometrial cancer, but a variety of other benign and treatable problems can also cause abnormal bleeding.

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What is debulking surgery for ovarian cancer?

Treatment for ovarian cancer usually involves both surgery and chemotherapy. The type of operation, and whether debulking (I prefer the term cytoreductive) surgery is necessary depends on whether the cancer...

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Fertility saving treatment for endometrial cancer

An intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering from endometrial cancer.

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Who is at high risk for cervical cancer?

In Australia, cervical cancer is less frequent than in countries that don’t have a cervical screening program.

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which the inner layer of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus throughout the pelvis.

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Why is it so important to diagnose Lynch Syndrome?

People with Lynch syndrome carry an increased risk of developing some types of cancers, particularly at a younger age.

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

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

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What causes uterine cancer?

While the exact causes of uterine cancer are unknown, there are known risk factors that may increase your risk.

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Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

Uterine fibroids do not turn into cancer—they are entirely benign tumours arising from smooth muscle tissues within the uterus.

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Are ovarian cysts common?

There are different types of ovarian cysts, some more common than others. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled spaces that can develop within or on the ovary.

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