Gynecologic cancer refers to a group of cancers that begin in a woman’s reproductive organs. These cancers include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, and endometrial or uterine cancers. Each of these cancers is unique with different causes, risk factors, and treatment options. However, across all of the gynecologic cancers, treatment is most effective when the cancer is found early. Therefore, understanding more about women's cancers, their risk factors, and their symptoms can lower your chance of developing an advanced stage gynecologic cancer.
Gynecologic Cancer Treatment at NYOH
At New York Oncology Hematology, our gynecological oncologists and surgeons focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing cancers affecting female reproductive organs. Our providers are experts in treating patients diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy using sophisticated surgical techniques and technologies, leading-edge radiation technologies and the latest in chemotherapy treatments and targeted therapies. We understand that each woman’s situation is unique, so we take an individualized approach, factoring in your needs and treatment goals. Our gynecologic oncologists understand the impact of cancer on a women’s overall well-being; therefore, we are committed to providing care with compassion and emotional support.
Common Types of Gynecologic Cancers
Ovarian epithelial cancer begins in the tissue that covers the ovaries, which are the reproductive glands that produce eggs (ova).
Cervical cancer is a type of gynecologic cancer that begins developing in a woman's cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus.
Endometrial cancer or uterine cancer is a gynecologic cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops).
At New York Oncology Hematology, our gynecological oncologists and surgeons focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing cancers affecting female reproductive organs, including the cervix, fallopian tubes, uterus, ovaries, vagina and vulva.
Some of our pre-cancerous diagnostic and treatments, such as colposcopies, LEEP, conizations, and biopsies, can be performed in the office.
Genetic research plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. To help patients and their families understand and evaluate their risk for certain diseases, New York Oncology Hematology offers a comprehensive hereditary risk assessment program.