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Gynecologic Cancers

The Comprehensive Gynecologic Oncology Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant female reproductive system diseases. In addition to treating women diagnosed with cancer, the Comprehensive Gynecologic Oncology Center offers women a wide array of services for routine gynecologic care, including physical examinations and pap smears, risk assessments and counseling about ways to present cancer, and the evaluation of pelvic masses and abnormal bleeding.

Physicians work as a team to develop an individualized treatment plan for the patient that encompasses the latest advances in surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and reproductive medicine. Surgeons in the Comprehensive Gynecologic Oncology Center have extensive experience in minimally invasive laprascopic surgery for the treatment of women with gynecologic cancers.

We provide treatment of the following gynecologic cancers:

  • Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is the most preventable gynecologic cancer. Cervical cancer is cancer in the cervix, that is mainly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. HPV infection is common in sexually active women, but causes cancer only in a few. 
  • Endometrial Cancer Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. Endometrial cancer is cancer in the uterus, and is the fourth most common cancer found in women. 
  • Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of the gynecologic cancers. Ovarian cancer is cancer in the ovaries, and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
  • Vulvar Cancer Vulvar cancer is relatively rare. Vulvar cancer is cancer that starts in the vulva, the outside part of the female reproductive system that includes the labia and clitoris. The vulva opens into the vagina. It also includes the area between the vagina and anus, the perineum. Cancer of the vulva usually occurs after menopause, typically in women age 50 or older. However, 15% of cases occur in women age 40 or younger.
Last Updated: 10/17/13