Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect early due to a lack of symptoms in the early stages.
Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour arising from one or both ovaries, which can spread throughout the pelvis and abdomen if not treated early.
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.