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Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic Cancers

About Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecological cancers affect an estimated 100,000 women in the United States each year. Arizona Center for Cancer Care offers a variety of treatments for gynecologic cancers that affect the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other areas of the reproductive tract. Whether you need radiation therapy, surgery, or another cancer treatment, you can expect the highest quality of care. Call an office in Fountain Hills, Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Surprise, Wickenburg, Apache Junction, Sun City, Gilbert, Goodyear, Sun City West, Tempe, Phoenix, Peoria, or Anthem, Arizona, today for an in-person or telemedicine visit or book an appointment online.

Gynecologic Cancers Q & A

What are gynecological cancers?

Gynecological cancers develop or spread to the reproductive organs of females.

Arizona Center for Cancer Care offers diagnostic testing and treatment services for different types of gynecological cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Peritoneal cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer

Services are also available for trophoblastic gestational cancer, a rare type of cancer that can develop during the early stages of pregnancy. Cancerous cells develop in the placenta that supplies nutrients to the fetus.

What are the available services for gynecological cancers?

Arizona Center for Cancer Care offers a variety of gynecological oncology services to address gynecological cancers. Services include:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Diagnostic imaging tests
  • Colposcopy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Management of postmenopausal bleeding
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing

The surgeons also perform minimally invasive and da Vinci® robotic surgery to remove cancerous tissue and tumors to prevent the spread of cancer. 

These advanced surgical techniques allow surgeons to treat gynecological cancers with a higher level of precision. They can also operate without causing unnecessary trauma to your body, so you can heal faster.

You might also need a hysterectomy to remove some or all of your reproductive organs to address cancer that’s not treatable with radiation therapy or chemotherapy. That type of surgery is also available for women with genetic or high-risk cancer conditions.

When should I seek medical attention for gynecological cancers?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation if you have symptoms of gynecological cancers. You may also need routine screenings if you have a family history of cancer or other risk factors for gynecological cancer.

In the earliest stages of cancer, you might not have any symptoms. However, as the condition progresses, you might experience:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Vaginal or vulvar itching or pain

Gynecological cancers can also cause changes in your usual bathroom habits. You might experience increased urination, frequent diarrhea, or constipation.

Arizona Center for Cancer Care uses advanced diagnostic testing to identify the type of cancer you have and its stage. The cancer specialists design an individual treatment plan to remove cancerous tissue from your reproductive tract to relieve your symptoms and prevent cancer from spreading.

You may also be a candidate for a clinical trial Arizona Center for Cancer Care participates in to test new cancer medications. 

Call the Arizona Center for Cancer Care office nearest you to schedule a consultation for gynecological cancers or book an appointment online today.