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Cancer illnesses

In this section you will find information on cancer illnesses that occur in gynaecology.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most prolific cancer illness affecting women in the western world. In Germany around 46,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Every ninth woman will suffer from breast cancer at some point during her life. The peak period is between 50 and 70 years of age.

Uterine cancer (endometrial cancer or corpus carcinoma)

Uterine cancer is the 3rd most common malignant tumour affecting women. It is the most common malignant illness in the female genital tract. The average age of sufferers is 68 years, with the peak age lying between 65 and 70 years of age. Only 4% of women with cervical cancer are under the age of 40.

Cervical cancer

Approximately 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year worldwide. After breast cancer, it is the second most prolific malignant cancer to be diagnosed amongst women globally.

Ovarian cancer

This form of cancer is most common in western Europe and amongst the white population of the USA. Approximately 4 out of every 100,000 women are diagnosed annually. The majority of diagnoses occur between 60 and 70 years of age.