Apart from screening for cervical cancer, there are no other screening tests for other gynaecological cancers.
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.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the inner layer of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus throughout the pelvis.
Vaginal cancer is a malignant disease that starts in the vagina (primary vaginal cancer), and vulval cancer starts on the external women’s genitals.
Ovarian cancer is a malignant disease arising from the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Numbers of patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer are increasing, with Cancer Australia reporting about 1,530 cases per year.
A common worry after completing gynaecological cancer treatment is fear of the cancer coming back. This is a natural reaction.