Gynecologic cancer is a broad term for cancers affecting the reproductive system that includes cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar. These cancers occur when abnormal cells in the reproductive system begin to grow uncontrollably. All women are at risk of developing gynecologic cancer, and that risk increases with age.
Vaccinations, self-examinations and medical screenings are the most important steps you can take to lessen the likelihood of developing gynecologic cancer.
Treatment between the different types of gynecologic cancer can vary, but usually includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. If caught early, the five-year survival rate for most gynecologic cancers remains high.
Renown Health's Institute for Cancer brings a multidisciplinary approach to gynecologic cancer care. We offer screening, diagnosis, treatment options and supportive services specific to your type of gynecologic cancer and your individual needs.
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Knowing the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer is important for early diagnosis.
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