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What causes ovarian cancer?

We don’t know exactly what causes ovarian cancer, but we do know that a family history or genetic mutation can increase a woman’s ovarian cancer risk.

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How would I know if I had ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour arising from one or both ovaries, which can spread throughout the pelvis and abdomen if not treated early.

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Does mindfulness benefit cancer recovery?

Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present by focusing on breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices for relaxation to help reduce stress.

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Do fibroids go away after menopause?

Uterine fibroids are benign tumours that develop in the smooth muscle tissues within the uterus. They are also called leiomyoma or "myoma".

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Can cervical cancer cause infertility?

Cervical cancer treatment can cause issues with fertility, leaving women unable to become pregnant or carry a child through pregnancy.

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Can ovarian cancer be cured?

The chance of a cure depends on the type, grade and stage of ovarian cancer.

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How reliable are tumour marker tests for ovarian cancer?

Tumour markers are substances found in the blood that are frequently also found in cancer patients. Ovarian cancer tumour markers tests include CA125, CA19.9 and HE4.

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Is cervical cancer curable?

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

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8 questions to ask your gynaecological oncologist after a cancer diagnosis

If you are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, it is important to have all the information you require to make informed treatment decisions.

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Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccination : A balanced view

Here, I answer some frequently asked questions about whether people affected by cancer should consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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