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Why there is no screening program for ovarian cancer in Australia

In Australia, more than 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Sadly, most women are diagnosed with this disease at advanced stages 3 or 4, resulting in a...

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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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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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What is the most aggressive type of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is not one disease but can be made up of different cell clones or types.

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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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What is a frozen section examination?

A frozen section examination is a specific type of biopsy procedure that allows a surgeon to establish a rapid diagnosis of a suspicious mass during surgery.

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Coping with a Gynaecological Cancer Diagnosis

A gynaecological cancer diagnosis is difficult for most people and can have a substantial impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Talking openly about cancer is very helpful.

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Dealing with anxiety during a cancer prognosis

Anxiety is a common feeling that patients sometimes have when coping with upcoming surgery or even the possibility of a cancer diagnosis.

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