In Australia alone 6,500 plus women every year are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer (also referred to as ‘gynecological’ cancer in other parts of the world). There are five gynaecological regions where cancer can be found, plus two types of placental cancers found during pregnancy.
To learn more about gynaecological cancers, including symptoms please click on the links below;
- ovarian cancer
- fallopian tube cancer
- cervical cancer
- endometrial cancer (also referred to as uterine or womb)
- vaginal cancer
- vulvar cancer
- other rarer cancers
This awareness information was shared with permission by Cancer Australia. Cancer Australia is the lead cancer control agency to the Government of Australia.
To learn more about the risks for all gynaecological cancers click here
Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms and they are not usual for you, please visit with your family doctor. If your family doctor suspects your symptoms could be gynaecological cancer, please ensure that they refer you to a gynaecological oncologist as the expert in the management of these cancers. You can find a list of gynaecological oncologists in your Australian state or New Zealand area here
Know the symptoms of gynaecological cancer (PDF), know and listen to your body, take care of your health and do not hesitate to see a doctor or ask for a referral to a gynaecological oncology specialist.