A woman with a suspected gynaecological cancer should be referred to a gynaecological oncologist who is a member of a gynaecological multidisciplinary team.
All specialists listed on Canrefer are members of a multidisciplinary team.
What is gynaecological cancer?
Gynaecological cancer is cancer that starts in any part of the female reproductive system. This includes the vagina, uterus, ovaries, cervix, vulva, endometrium or fallopian tubes.
For patients with suspected ovarian cancer, see the ovarian cancer page.
What tests are needed?
Common tests used to diagnose a gynaecological cancer include:
- physical examination including internal examination
- cervical screening test
- blood tests
- imaging - ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan and/or PET scan
What treatment options are there?
Treatment for gynaecological cancer may include one or more of the following:
- targeted therapy
If treatment is specialised and complex, patients may need to travel to have part of their treatment. The local health district will have an arrangement in place for this.
How common is gynaecological cancer in NSW?
Gynaecological cancer was diagnosed in:
Data source: Cancer statistics NSW portal (sourced from Institute Data Warehouse, Cancer Institute NSW. Available at: www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/cancer-statistics-nsw#/)