September Gynaecological Health Month

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

In 2018, it is estimated that 6,257 new cases of gynaecological cancer will be diagnosed in Australia. In 2018, it is estimated that the risk of a female being diagnosed with gynaecological cancer by her 85th birthday will be 1 in 21.

Gynaecological cancer as a group represents 9.4% of cancer related deaths in women in 2016. In 2016, ovarian cancer was the most common cause of gynaecological cancer-related death.

There are other symptoms and conditions that may seem similar to gynaecological cancer, abdominal bloating, which may be Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  If in doubt about the symptoms it is best to see a doctor for a referral.

There are seven gynaecological cancers:

Ovarian cancer

Fallopian tube cancer

Cervical cancer

Endometrial cancer (uterine or womb)

Vaginal cancer

Vulvar cancer

Other rarer cancers

Research is essential along with clinical trials in finding a cure for gynaecological cancer.  Education and early intervention initiatives are well under way in Australia, yet more donations are required to continue to make new discoveries and improve treatment

With a 68% survival rate more research needs to be done.  The results due to research for breast cancer survival rates is now 90%.  If you can raise funds amongst your friends and colleagues then donate generously.

To find out more about gynaecological cancer, click on the link below