There are seven types of gynaecological cancer:
- Endometrial (uterine or womb)
- Vaginal (extremely rare)
- Vulval (rare)
- Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) (extremely rare)
- Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC) (extremely rare)
ONE woman in New Zealand will die today from a gynaecological cancer.
Gynaecological cancers have some of the worst outcomes for women and can be difficult to diagnose and only cervical cancer has a screening test; the cervical screening test (formally the Pap Test).
Understanding the symptoms will save lives, which is why we are calling on you to TALK more openly about these life-saving issues.
Let's get talking girls!
Some symptoms, like irregular bleeding, are common across all types of gynaecological cancers, whereas others can be more subtle, and often misattributed. Awareness of these symptoms are low, so click on the names of each cancer and find out more about each type of gynaecological cancer.
What are the challenges for treating Gynaecological Cancers?
Ovarian cancer symptoms can be vague and non-specific and therefore hard to recognise. Early diagnosis is vital to achieve best treatment outcomes for ovarian cancer and increase survival.
Endometrial or uterine cancer incidence is rising. Diagnosis has increased by 55% over the last 10 years. Obesity is a significant risk factor for endometrial cancer.
Cervical cancer has both a screening test and the HPV vaccine which is making a significant difference in incidence for younger women.
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