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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.
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.