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ACOG joins the ‘Choosing Wisely Campaign’ with recommendations on ovarian cancer

The ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) has recently joined the “Choosing Wisely Campaign”, which was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine to compile lists of medically unnecessary screenings, and has recommended that screening for ovarian cancer is not necessarily effective. Number five on the list addresses ovarian cancer screening. Continue reading ACOG joins the ‘Choosing Wisely Campaign’ with recommendations on ovarian cancer

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Borderline Tumour and Full Abdominal Hysterectomy – Jackie’s Story

I  had my surgery last year; I had a 10cm growth on my right ovary which was a borderline tumour, I had a full abdominal hysterectomy, and also had my appendix removed.  I am pleased to say that the histology came back clear, so it is onwards and upwards from here. Continue reading Borderline Tumour and Full Abdominal Hysterectomy – Jackie’s Story

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Lynch Syndrome Risk Reducing Surgery – Lisa’s Story

Hi, I’m very new to all this so don’t really know where to start! I have a condition called Lynch Syndrome or HNPCC. My wonderful mother died 10 years ago at the age of 52 from Endometrial cancer. She previously had Bowel cancer too and at the time a link was not made but we now know she must have has Lynch syndrome too. Continue reading Lynch Syndrome Risk Reducing Surgery – Lisa’s Story

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Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary! – Soozi’s Story

I am 48 years old, have one daughter and have never, ever suffered from any real gynae problems. I had my appendix out in my early teens and it turned out the pain they thought was appendicitis was actually a mid-cycle pain caused by ovulation. However, although I suffered this intermittently through my life it was never a problem and I would only become aware of it if I allowed myself to get over-tired or did too much. Continue reading Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary! – Soozi’s Story

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The link between endometriosis and clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer?

Endometriosis is a common disease amongst women and is thought to occur in between 7 and 10% of the female population. And whilst it is known that the vast majority of these women will never go on to develop any form of cancer, the work that has been done recently in demonstrating a link between endometriosis and particular types of ovarian cancer could provide an easier way to provide the necessary screening for a disease which is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Continue reading The link between endometriosis and clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer?

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Chances Of Getting Cancer May Be Reduced By Hysterectomy

Researchers have suggested that women may be able to create some protection for themselves from gynaecological cancers by having their ovaries and uterus removed, if they have been diagnosed with nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or Lynch syndrome. Continue reading Chances Of Getting Cancer May Be Reduced By Hysterectomy