A gynecologic cancer diagnosis can be challenging. Our multidisciplinary team with board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians work together through our tumor boards to create a personalized treatment plan for your cancer.
The female reproductive system includes the organs involved in menstruation and pregnancy. These organs include:
- Ovaries: Glands that produce the female hormones called estrogen and progesterone and eggs that, when fertilized by sperm, can become a fetus
- Uterus: A hollow organ in the abdomen in which a fetus develops during pregnancy
- Vagina: A canal made of muscle that extends from the uterus to the outside
Gynecologic cancers occur when cells grow in ways they aren't supposed to in any part of these organs.
Symptoms may include:
- Bleeding or spotting (especially in women who've reached menopause)
- Growing mass
- Pain in the pelvis or back
- Vaginal discharge
- Weight loss