Brinkmann Gynaecology

Reduce your risk of gynaecological cancers

  • Have the HPV vaccine, which protects again the virus that can cause cervical, vaginal and vulval  cancers.  It does not protect again all types of HPV (human papilloma virus) so it is still important to attend cervical screening from the age of 25.

  • Schedule a smear test, which will decrease your risk of cervical cancer by 90 percent.  Smear tests don’t screen for cancers of the ovary, uterus or fallopian tubes so it is important to be aware of any other unusual changes to your body.

  • Being attuned to cancer’s warning signs helps detect disease in it’s early stages when treatment will be more successful.

  • See the right doctor - more than 60 percent of women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers are treated but the wrong doctor.  Gynaecological oncologists are more specialised than general gynaecologists to care for women with reproductive cancers.  They use the newest, most effective treatments including keyhole and robotic surgery.  This results in significantly higher cure rates and reduces the impact of surgery on patients.

  • Enjoy a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise and avoid smoking

  • You could have an increased risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer if there is a history of cancer in your family.  Talk to us to find out more about the hereditary nature of women’s cancer.

To take action to remain healthy, speak to us about screening and our well women programmes or contact us about the best options for treatment.  Call 023 9245 6146 or make an appointment here.