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