Newly Diagnosed

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What to do if diagnosed with gynecological cancer?

The amount of information you receive at the time of diagnosis is very less. There are many unanswered questions, decisions to be made and so much information to understand and absorb. It can be helpful for friends and family with you when discussing your diagnosis and treatment with the doctor.

Understanding your Cancer

In this section we include different kinds of gynecologic cancers–each named after the organ it originated in. They include:
• Ovarian cancer
• Cervical cancer
• Endometrial (Uterine) cancer
• Vulvar cancer
• Vaginal Cancer
• Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
• Primary Peritoneal cancer

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the third leading site of cancer among women.

Uterine/ Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining called endometrium

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer most commonly occurs in the cells that line the surface of your vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

Gestational trophoblastic tumours are uncommon, and they appear when cells in the womb start to reproduce uncontrollably.

Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Peritoneal cancer is uncommon cancer that develops in the thin layer of epithelial cells that line the inside wall of the abdomen called peritoneum

Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer commonly forms as a lump or sore on the vulva that often causes itching. Cancer of the vulva is a rare.

| Sometimes the best therapy is just talking to someone who’s been there.