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What clinical management options are available to BRCA carriers?

Everyone carries BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. However, in some people, the BRCA gene is mutated (changed), which means that the gene does not work properly any longer.

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Seven common myths about gynaecological cancer

Here is a fact check of the seven most common myths people have about gynaecological cancer

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Why do some patients need a PET CT scan for follow-up when others don't?

After treatment for gynaecological cancer, surgeons normally check on patients for a few years for fear the cancer might recur.

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How is adenomyosis diagnosed?

Adenomyosis is a medical condition where the cells of the inner lining of the uterus (endometrial tissue) grow towards the outside and into the muscle layer of the uterus.

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Preventing constipation after gynaecological surgery

Constipation is common and will affect many patients after gynaecological surgery. In some cases, it can get so severe that patients need to be readmitted to hospital after surgery to...

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How long has my cancer been there?

A commonly asked question is “How long can you have cancer without knowing about it?”

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Chemical hair straightening products may increase risk of gynaecological cancers

Several studies published recently reported that the use of chemical hair products may be associated with a higher risk of hormone-related cancers including ovarian and endometrial cancers.

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Cherish Fundraising Trek takes on Mt Kilimanjaro in 2023

In Australia, over 6,500 women and girls are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year. One in three of these women will not do well and others will have to live...

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Does lynch syndrome always lead to cancer?

Lynch syndrome is an inherited cancer syndrome associated with a genetic predisposition to developing different cancer types.

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Why are we seeing increasing rates of endometrial cancer?

Unlike most other types of cancer, endometrial cancer rates have been increasing in Australia with more women being diagnosed every year.

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