Cancer Care

Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic cancers are malignant growths or tumors in a woman’s reproductive system. Cervical, ovarian and endometrial (uterine) cancers are the most common types. However, this disease can also develop in the fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.

We are your resource and healthcare partner for every type of gynecologic cancer. Our board-certified gynecologic oncologists are nationally recognized experts in diagnosing and treating hard-to-detect gynecologic cancers.

Detection and Diagnosis

To date, cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer for which screening tools are available. The Pap test is used to screen for cervical cancer before a woman experiences symptoms. It can help detect precancerous changes to cells on the cervix. Women between the ages of 21 and 65 are advised to undergo regular Pap tests.

Routine gynecologic exams are critical, but so is early recognition of symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure and difficulty eating or a quick feeling of fullness. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, let your physician know. She or he will order tests to confirm if any cancer is present, including:

Upon diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, our multidisciplinary team will work with you to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Collaborative review that occurs at our monthly Gynecologic Tumor Board, which includes experts in radiology; pathology; gynecologic, medical and radiation oncology; and a genetic counselor. The team develops a preliminary plan best suited to your needs.
  • Advanced treatment in state-of-the-art facilities.

Treatment Options

Patients diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer have a number of treatment options available to them, which may include:

Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer
Gynecologic Cancers Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-1000

X.X mi

NCH Medical Group Surgery
NCH Medical Group Surgery

880 W. Central Road

Suite 5000

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-3800

X.X mi

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