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  • Gynaecology Oncology
  • 27.09.23

The power of early detection for gynaecological cancer

Hello everyone, we are Dr Helen Green and Dr Elizabeth Goulding, gynaecological oncologists at Grace PrivateAs two of only three gynaecological oncologists in this region, we’re passionate about providing care and support to women facing gynaecological cancers. In this article, we want to educate, empower and inspire you to take control of your health and give you a few practical tips on protecting your gynaecological health. 

About gynaecological cancers

Every year over 6700 women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in Australia and almost a third will not survive their disease. All women can be affected by gynaecological cancers and we can’t stress enough that awareness is the first step in early detection and prevention. Gynaecological cancers affect the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, vulva and vagina. Knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving: 

  • Cervical cancer: Be aware of any unusual vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pain during sex. Regular cervical screening is crucial for early detection.
  • Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer is hard to detect early, so it’s essential to pay attention and recognise if you’re experiencing any bloating, pelvic discomfort and frequent urination. 
  • Uterine (endometrial) cancer: Keep a lookout for any unusual vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause. 

The importance of early detection

One of the most important things you can do to protect your gynaecological health is to understand the importance of early detection. Being aware of symptoms and regular check-ups with your gynaecologist are crucial as early detection significantly improves treatment outcomes.

Advancements in gynaecological oncology

As Gold Coast gynaecological oncologists, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in this field and through conferences, publications and mentoring, we share our knowledge with fellow specialists and doctors in training. 

Dr Goulding holds a Masters Degree in public health, has multiple peer reviewed publications and is an engaging and talented public speaker and educator. Having spent years of her training working in some of the largest gynaecological cancer centres in the southern hemisphere, she is on the cutting edge with both surgical skills and clinical knowledge. 

Dr Green has been involved in various roles facilitating these advances, including chairing the GCUH Human Research and Ethics Committee and serving on the board of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES). 

Holistic care for women

We’re dedicated to offering holistic, women-centred care. We understand that a cancer diagnosis isn’t just a medical issue, but also a psychological, social, cultural and sexual one. We are dedicated to supporting our patients throughout their journeys, from diagnosis to survivorship. We’re proud to offer specialised care at Grace Private, covering gynaecological malignancies, pre-invasive conditions and complex benign diseases. 

Comprehensive care on the Gold Coast

We encourage you to spread awareness, support one another and prioritise your health. Regular check-ups and awareness can make a big difference when it comes to early detection and treatment outcomes. 

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Grace Private. For a referral, ask for ‘Grace‘ next time you visit your GP.


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