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Eight myths and misconceptions about cervical cancer

Myths and misconceptions about cervical cancer are spreading fast, especially around what causes it and how cervical cancer can be prevented.

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Is endometrial cancer the same as uterine cancer?

Endometrial cancer and uterine cancer are often terms used interchangeably, but do they mean the same thing?

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Most common ovarian cancer myths

A lack of awareness can lead to misconceptions about ovarian cancer. Here, I debunk six common myths about ovarian cancer.

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Warning signs of gynaecological cancer you might be ignoring

Apart from screening for cervical cancer, there are no other screening tests for other gynaecological cancers.

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D&C Procedure - What is it and Why is it performed?

A dilatation and curettage (D&C) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to obtain a sample of the uterus lining (endometrium).

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What are the differences between neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy?

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy refers to the use of chemotherapy to shrink the cancerous tumours prior to surgery. When chemotherapy is used after surgery, it is referred to as adjuvant chemotherapy.

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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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