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We as a medical profession continue to strive to provide holistic care for women at risk of, and diagnosed with, gynaecological cancers and cancers in pregnancy.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

17 October 2022

Gynaecological cancers represent a large burden of disease for women and their carers in Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, with 5,823 new cases, they accounted for 9.3% of cancers diagnosed in women, with uterine cancers being the most common. By 2021 it was estimated that the risk of having a gynaecological cancer was 1 in 23 (4.4%) by the time a woman reaches 85 years of age. Globally, a cancer diagnosis will also be made in 1 in 2000 pregnancies with the majority of these being breast cancers and accordingly the need for consensus guidelines for pregnant women with cancer is increasingly recognised.

This issue of O&G Magazine brings together experts in our speciality for an in-depth look at the ongoing advocacy and dedicated research in this field.

Feature articles from this issue



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Advocacy 14 March 2024
2024 Women’s Health Summit Ignites Call to Action Against Systemic Gender Bias in Healthcare
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Our Members 8 March 2024
#CountHerIn: RANZCOG Ranks in Top 101 Places for Women to Work on International Women’s Day
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Advocacy 8 March 2024
RANZCOG to deliver the 2024 Women’s Health Summit
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Our Members 7 March 2024
International Women’s Day 2024 – RANZCOG Member Profiles
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Advocacy 4 March 2024
RANZCOG on LGBTQIA+ and health: there is more to be done
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