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Women's understanding of gynaecological cancers and gynaecological cancer screening
  1. Laura A V Marlow
  1. Cancer Research UK Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, UK

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Gynaecological (or gynecologic) cancer refers to cancer of the reproductive organs including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, vulva and vagina. The only screening currently recommended for a gynaecological cancer is cervical screening, with most cases of cervical cancer occurring in unscreened women. For other gynaecological cancers early diagnosis is likely to increase survival outcomes.1

In April 2011, the Journal of Women's Health published two papers that used different methodologies to explore women's general understanding of gynaecological …

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