• Gynecologic Cancers

    Dealing with any cancer diagnosis is stressful. But since women are the primary caretakers in most families, facing gynecologic cancer comes with added stress for the whole family. That’s why you need the best treatment options and the most supportive care programs available.

    About Gynecological Cancers

    All women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancer. This is the growth and spread of abnormal cells in a woman’s reproductive organs. In the U.S. alone, more than 80,000 women are diagnosed each year.

    Gynecological Cancer Types

    Our gynecologic specialty surgeons specialize in the treatment of:

    Our doctors also diagnose and treat related conditions, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine or vaginal prolapse, and excessive bleeding.

    Signs and Symptoms

    The symptoms of gynecologic cancers can be hard to identify and often don’t show up until the cancer is already at a high stage. Women should pay attention to even small changes in their bodies and take them seriously.

    Some signs and symptoms include:

    • Stomach, back, or pelvic pain
    • Irregular vaginal bleeding or discharge
    • Constipation
    • Extreme itching
    • Tiredness
    • Lumps or masses
    • Feeling sick to your stomach
    • Wounds that do not heal
    • Pain during sex
    • Unplanned weight loss

    Treatment

    Medical studies show that women have better survival rates when they have a physician who specializes in women’s cancers perform their surgery. Our gynecologic surgeons use procedures with small incisions to treat gynecologic cancers, such as:

    • daVinci® Surgical System
    • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
    • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

    Our team of reproductive specialists and cancer surgeons work together to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

    AAMC’s care programs also make sure you receive the support and advice you need throughout your cancer journey. They include:

    Prevention

    Regular tests to look for a disease before symptoms and self-examinations can help with finding gynecologic cancers. Early detection makes treatment more effective and a cure possible. The type of food you eat, amount you exercise, other lifestyle choices, and knowledge of family history are all important. If someone in your family has had gynecologic cancer, early detection may be possible by determining if you carry a cancer-causing gene.

    Make an Appointment

    Our team is here to help. If you suspect you may have a gynecologic cancer, or you have been recently diagnosed, don’t wait another day. Call 800-966-2619 to schedule a consultation.