Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic oncology is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. While they are often discussed as a group, each gynecologic cancer is unique. Each has different signs, symptoms and risk factors.
 

The Five Main Types of Gynecologic Cancer  

  • Cervical cancer: Begins in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus (or womb)
    • Ovarian cancer: Begins in the ovaries, located on each side of the uterus
    • Uterine cancer: Begins in the uterus, the pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where the baby grows when a woman is pregnant
    • Vaginal cancer: Begins in the vagina, the hollow, tube-like channel between the bottom of the uterus and the outside of the body. It is also called the birth canal.
    • Vulvar cancer: Begins in the vulva, the outer part of the female genital organs
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      Different types and combinations of cancer treatment are possible, depending on the type of cancer and the stage at which it is diagnosed.
       

      Possible Treatments Include:  

    • Surgery: A surgeon removes as much of the cancer as possible. The extent or possibility of surgery depends on the type of cancer, the stage and the patient’s overall health.
    • Chemotherapy: A doctor uses drugs to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. 
    • Radiation Therapy: A doctor uses high doses of radiation — high-energy rays — to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading.

Learn More About Gynecologic Oncology
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Search our gynecologic oncology physician directory to find a provider near you. Please call us with questions or to schedule an appointment at
918-488-6688.
 

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