Gynaecological Cancer

Gynaecological Cancer

Types of Cancers

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Womb cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulval cancer

Cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive system are called gynaecological cancers. The treatment you need depends on where the cancer originated.

Knowing the type of cancer means you can get the correct information educate yourself with the correct information.

7 Common Symptoms

  • Changes in vulva color or skin
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Itching or burning of the vulva
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Changes in bathroom habits
  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Bloating

Please consult your gynaecologist if you have any of these symptoms

5 Ways to Help Prevent or Detect The Disease

  • Know your body : Pay attention to your body. If you have symptoms that persist for > 2 weeks, talk to your doctor
  • Protect yourself from HPV: HPV infections that don’t go away increase the risk of getting several types of gynaecological cancers. Ask your doctor about HPV test and vaccine
  • Get regular PAP test: PAP test can find precancerous changes in cervix. It is most reliable & effective test to screen for cervical cancer
  • Make healthy life choices: Retaining a healthy weight & staying active may help reduce chance of getting certain cancers. Smoking is a risk for cervical, vaginal & vulvar cancers
  • Know your family history: If you or someone in your family has history of ovarian cancer, your doctor may recommend genetic testing & counselling