Gynecological cancers

Gynecologic cancers begin in the female reproductive system or genitals. They include cervical cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists can provide you with proven treatments and—just as importantly—the hope that helps you heal.

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Symptoms of gynecological cancer

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Each type of gynecological cancer has specific symptoms, but in general you should see your doctor if you experience:

  • Abdominal bloating.
  • Fatigue.
  • Menstrual irregularities.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain.
  • Urinary symptoms, such as urgency or frequency.
  • Vaginal discharge, which may be clear, white or tinged with blood.

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Is gynecological cancer curable?

Yes, depending on the type and stage. In fact, most cancers that are detected early can be successfully cured.

What is the survival rate for gynecological cancer?

The specific survival rate depends on the type of gynecological cancer. For example, the combined 5-year survival rate for fallopian tube cancer is 60%, while the combined 5-year survival rate for ovarian stromal is 89%.

How can I reduce the risk of getting a gynecological cancer?

You can reduce your chance of cancer by avoiding the known risk factors, eating a healthy diet and exercising, and by not getting HPV.

Treatments for gynecological cancer

Our treatments for gynecologic cancers vary, as we customize a plan for each patient. Your medical team will use the best combination of therapies and treatments to properly evaluate your situation and create a personalized plan to fit your exact needs and preferences.

Your expert medical team may include:

  • Gynecologic oncologists.
  • Radiation oncologists.
  • Urologic oncologists.
  • Oncology social worker.
  • Nurses or registered nurses (RNs).
  • Nutritionists.
  • Physician assistants (PAs).
  • Medical residents.
  • Integrative medicine and complementary care options such as massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, exercise consultation and a Chinese herbal pharmacist.
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Basic Information About Gynecologic Cancers

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National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): National Library of Medicine. Quality of Life in Patients with Gynecological Cancers: A Web-Based Study (