Gynecologic Cancers Overview
Gynecologic cancers are caused by the spread of abnormal cells originating in a woman’s reproductive organs. These organs include the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.
All women are at risk for these cancers, and that risk increases with age. Nearly 95,000 new diagnoses and approximately 29,000 deaths occur from gynecologic cancers in the United States each year, according to American Cancer Society estimates.
Research shows that women experience better outcomes when they receive care first from a gynecologic oncologist, who is a specially trained cancer doctor.
Types of gynecologic cancers
Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.
Read more about cancers that occur in women below, and click on specific conditions for more detailed info.