Gynecologic Cancer

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Cancer that occurs in the female reproductive system is known as gynecologic cancer. Annually there are about 90,000 women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer in the U.S. alone. More than half of the gynecologic cancers diagnosed are cervical cancer according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute. 

Types

Types of gynecologic cancer:

  • Cervical cancer - Cancer cells grow on the lining of cervix located in the lower part of the uterus (womb) in the female reproductive system. 
  • Ovarian cancer - Cancer cells grow in one or both of the ovaries in the female reproductive system. 
  • Uterine cancer - Cancer cells grow or form in the uterus (the womb) in the female reproductive system, and usually occurs after menopause.
  • Vaginal cancer - Cancer cells grow in the vagina.
  • Vulvar cancer - Cancer cells grow in the vulva, the outer part of the female reproductive organs.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms for each gynecologic cancer are unique and vary by each type.

Risk Factors & Prevention

Risk factors for each gynecologic cancer are unique and vary by each type.  All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers, and the risk increases with age. If gynecologic cancers are found early, treatments can be more effective.

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