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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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Is there still a risk of cancer after a hysterectomy?

Sometimes I get asked from patients why it would be possible to develop gynaecological cancer if “nothing is down there anymore”.

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Rare disease: Vulval and vaginal melanoma

Vulval and vaginal melanoma are types of cancer that originate in the melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells of the skin of the vulva or vagina.

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Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery

Smoking is associated with an increased risk of complications after surgery. Smoking has many negative effects on the body’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems, wound healing, and overall immune function, which...

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Rare gynaecological cancers: Uterine sarcomas

Uterine sarcomas are a group of rare cancers that originate in the muscle or connective tissue of the uterus.

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