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Why is my cervical cancer not suitable for surgery?

Surgery is a key treatment modality for various cancer types, including cervical cancer. However, sometimes patients expect surgery, whereas surgery is not in their best interest for various reasons.

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Reducing surgical site infections in gynaecological surgery

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in the wound made from a surgical procedure.

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Kinder and gentler treatment for endometrial cancer

In 2000, when I was a young gynaecological oncology trainee, all our endometrial cancer patients who required surgery at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer had a laparotomy.

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Why is there sometimes a wait at the hospital before surgery?

In my practice we collect patient feedback at 6 weeks after surgery and patients are very open about their experiences.

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What to expect after surgery

The hospital stay: After a laparoscopic procedure (for example laparoscopic hysterectomy) patients will stay in hospital for one or two nights; after a laparotomy (open, abdominal) the hospital stay will...

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Doctor, how will you get my uterus out?

Patients frequently ask how we remove the uterus, which normally is the size of a pear, during laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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