Oncology (Cancer) services
Gynaecological cancers are relatively frequent and usually occur in the cervix, uterus, ovary and breast. Screening tests, in particular for cervical and breast cancer, are available. Current guidelines are to perform a PAP (smear) test every 3 years for women between the age of 25 and 65 years. Breast screening is performed from the age of 40 or earlier if there is a relevant family or personal history.
Treatment of gynaecological cancer at Edith Cavell Hospital
Treatment of gynaecological cancer is complex. Surgery, adjuvant therapies such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, recovery and emotional support are organised within the context of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, physiotherapists and specialist nurses with the aim of delivery of the very highest levels of medical care and emotional support.