Gynaecological cancer affects the tissue and organs of the female reproductive system.
These include the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva or other areas of the pelvis. More than 6000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia, and almost a third of these will not survive this disease.
Gynaecological cancers have not been researched as well as other cancers, such as breast cancer.
Little is known about the support that women need during and after treatment. More research is needed to establish what the best treatments are, how we can prevent this deadly disease and ultimately, to find a cure.
Statistical Source Cancer Australia; based on estimates for 2017.