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Gynecologic cancer

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer beginning in a woman's reproductive organs. The main types of gynecologic cancer are uterine, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

Gynecologic cancer treatments in Palm Beach County

Our doctors treat many different types of gynecologic cancer,

with treatments ranging from radiation therapy and chemotherapy to gynecologic cancer surgery.

Comprehensive gynecologic cancer care

Our doctors are committed to providing you with exceptional oncological care throughout your cancer journey. Our goal is to work together to restore your quality of life through effective treatment options, and to provide you with the cancer support services you need on your path to recovery.

Our multidisciplinary cancer care team focuses on quality and personalized care with the goal for you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As part of our comprehensive oncology program, we:

  • Offer access to national clinical research trials and leading-edge therapies
  • Participate in gynecologic cancer conferences to discuss individual cases
  • Provide genetic assessment, counseling and testing for patients with a family history of gynecologic cancer
  • Specialize in minimally invasive robotic surgery

Gynecologic cancer screening

Early detection is the key to effective treatment of gynecologic cancer. Screenings begin with your annual pelvic exam at your doctor’s office. During this exam, your doctor may complete a Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test.

Discussing any abdominal pain or urinary issues can also help your physician determine if additional tests are needed to screen for other gynecologic cancers, such as ovarian cancer. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician about your risk for gynecologic cancer.

Gynecologic cancers we treat

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that begins in a woman's reproductive organs, although it can also develop in a woman's pelvis, the area below the stomach and in between the hip bones. Our doctors are trained to diagnose and treat different types of gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer.

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower, narrow part of the uterus that connects the uterus to the vagina. According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths in American women. However, with the increased use of the Pap smear, more doctors are able to find changes in the cervix before cancer develops.

Regular testing allows for early detection of cell changes, providing more time to treat diseased cells before cancer develops. Early detection is crucial for effective treatment and improved outcomes.  Here are some common early symptoms to be aware of:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (between periods, after intercourse, or post-menopause
  • Vaginal discharge the is watery, bloody, or with a foul odor
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse

Ovarian cancer

The female reproductive system consists of two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. Ovaries produce eggs, as well as the estrogen and progesterone hormones in women. Ovarian tumors can form in various places within an ovary and include:

  • Epithelial tumors — begin in the layer of tissue covering the outside of the ovaries
  • Germ cell tumors form in the egg-producing cells
  • Stromal tumors — originate in the ovarian tissue that contains hormone-producing cells

Recognizing the signs of ovarian cancer can lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment outcomes. Here are some common signs:

  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Quickly feeling full when eating
  • Weight loss
  • Discomfort in the pelvis area
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
  • Frequent need to urinate

Uterine cancer

Uterine cancer, also referred to as uterine sarcoma, is a rare cancer that begins in the muscles and supporting tissues of the uterus. Although doctors are unsure what causes uterine sarcomas, certain risk factors and symptoms of uterine cancer have been identified.

Early detection uterine cancer significantly improves treatment success.  Here are some common symptoms to be aware of:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge (especially post-menopause)
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Difficulty or pain while urinating
  • Weight loss

Gynecologic cancer treatment

Whatever your course of cancer treatment involves, our team is here to care for you. We will develop a personalized plan to provide you the most effective possible outcome for your type of cancer. Your treatment plan will most likely include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or gynecologic cancer surgery.

Gynecologic cancer surgery

When surgery is required, our gynecologic surgeons use innovative surgical techniques and minimally invasive surgery to treat many types of cancer. This advanced technology offers many benefits, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Smaller incisions

Our Gynecologic cancer Locations

Currently Viewing:

JFK Hospital
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
 (561) 965-7300

Currently Viewing:

JFK Hospital
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
 (561) 965-7300
Woodmont Hospital
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
 (954) 721 - 2200

28.5 miles

Aventura Hospital
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
 (305) 682 - 7000

43.5 miles