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Mater is one of Queensland’s leading service providers in gynaecological oncology, including the treatment and management of women with ovarian cancer.
Our team of gynaecological oncologists, medical oncologists, oncology nurses and health professionals are specially trained to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer to deliver the highest quality care, support, and information.
Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour in one or both ovaries. It occurs when abnormal cells grow in the ovary, fallopian or peritoneum in an uncontrolled way.
There are three types of ovarian cancer:
There is no early detection test or effective screening program for ovarian cancer, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms.
Ovarian cancer signs and symptoms include:
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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms persistently, you should see your doctor or call 13 Health. Remember, you know your body better than anyone else, so don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion if your symptoms continue.
Some factors that can increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer include:
At Mater, we have an experienced and highly skilled team of health professionals to support women through diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian cancer.
Our team work closely with you and your family to help you every step of the way throughout your journey, to ensure you and your loved ones receive the information, care, and support you need at the time you need it.
Our specialist team includes:
Ask your GP for a referral to see one of Mater's gynaecological oncologists.
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