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Female genital cancers

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Cancers can affect the tissues and organs that make up the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries. Cervical cancer is one of most common forms of female cancers and is linked to infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), against which girls and boys in Australia are now routinely immunised.

Regular Pap smears are essential for all sexually active women to help prevent cervical cancer. Cancers of the uterus and ovarian cancer are difficult to identify early and any change in normal bowel or pelvic function, or general unwellness that persists for some time, no matter how vague, should be discussed with your doctor.

Follow the links below for more information about female genital cancers.

Last reviewed: August 2014

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