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Understanding Cancer of the Uterus (National)

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about cancer of the uterus – also called uterine cancer, womb cancer, cancer of the lining of the womb or endometrial cancer. In this booklet, we use the terms ‘cancer of the uterus’ and ‘uterine cancer’. Many women feel shocked and upset when told they have uterine cancer. We hope this booklet will help you, your family and friends understand how uterine cancer is diagnosed and treated. We also include information about support services.

Cancer type: Uterine Cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Sexuality issues, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer of the uterus (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

This fact sheet provides information on uterine cancer, including symptoms, staging, and treatment.

Cancer type: Uterine Cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Treatment options
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
21-08-2015

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Diagnosis of endometrial cancer

This factsheet details the testing process involved with the diagnosis of endometrial cancer. It includes what tests to find the cancer, further tests and the health professional involved in testing.

Cancer type: Uterine Cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-04-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Treatment options for endometrial cancer

This factsheets explains the treatment option for people with endometrial cancer. Content includes information of the types of treatment, treatment planning and the benefits and disadvantages of cancer treatment.

Cancer type: Uterine Cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-04-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Understanding genetic tests for Lynch syndrome. Information and decision aid

This booklet provides information for anyone thinking about having genetic testing for a rare group of cancers called Lynch syndrome, and includes information about Lynch syndrome, genetic testing and an aid for decision making.

Cancer type: Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Strategies to reduce cancer risk
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2010

Last updated on this website:
18-03-2014

By: Centre for Genetics Education
 

Glossary of gynaecological cancer (booklet)

This booklet helps people understand terminology used when dealing with gynaecological cancer.

Cancer type: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2010

Last updated on this website:
14-05-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Gynaecological cancers fact sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of gynaecological cancers including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Cancer type: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
14-05-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Intimacy and sexuality for women with gynaecological cancer - starting a conversation (leaflet)

This resource has been developed to support women (and their partners) in understanding and addressing issues of intimacy and sexuality following the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancer.

Cancer type: Cervical Cancer, Genital Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Sexuality issues
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2012

Last updated on this website:
30-04-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Body weight and cancer risk

Provides information on the link between body weight and cancer risk, including being overweight, cancer risk and tips and ideas on reducing risk.

Cancer type: Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Breast cancer, Kidney cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Uterine Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Food and eating, Strategies to reduce cancer risk
Targeting: General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
24-02-2014

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Living with Gynaecological Cancer (NSW)

A DVD developed in conjunction with clinicians from Lifehouse at RPA and Dr Norman Swan from the ABC. 'Living with Gynaecological Cancers' is an educational tool for women with gynaecological cancer, their loves ones, carers and health professionals. With a focus on survivorship, we meet women who’ve experienced gynaecological cancer first hand, interview experts on the full gamut of issues experienced by women with gynaecological cancer and examine evidenced based research as well as share important information for life following cancer.

Cancer type: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Managing symptoms and side effects, Sexuality issues
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
22-02-2013

By: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA
 

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