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For more information about our Gynecologic Cancer program, call
980-442-2000 or 800-804-9376.

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Gynecologic cancer is a group of cancers that affect the tissue and organs of the female reproductive system.

Cancers we treat include:

Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the reproductive organ connecting the uterus and vagina. Cervical cancer is usually found in the tissue of the cervix.

About 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common types of cancer found in the reproductive organs. 

Cervical cancer is slow growing and can be detected through annual Pap tests and HPV testing. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted infection.

Cervical cancer is most common in women over age 30. Regular Pap tests are recommended because symptoms do not usually occur until the later stages of the disease.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of cervical cancer include
  • Bloody vaginal discharge
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Abnormal bleeding

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer begins in the tissue of the ovaries. This type of cancer has been called the silent killer because symptoms are often vague and mimic those of other conditions, such as digestive and bladder disorders.

The National Cancer Institute estimates 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer this year, 70 percent of which are Stage III at diagnosis.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Many symptoms of ovarian cancer are persistent and usually do not get better. Symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Abdominal pressure or bloating
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Unfortunately there is no method for detecting ovarian cancer early, so if you have any symptoms that last more than a few weeks, see you doctor right away. If you have already seen a doctor, but your symptoms are not improving, seek a second opinion.

Uterine/Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer begins in the tissue lining the endometrium, the pelvic organ where fetal development occurs. About 43,000 new cases of endometrial cancer will be diagnosed this year.

Endometrial cancer is often found at an early stage because it causes abnormal bleeding. When found early, it is a highly curable disease. To screen for endometrial cancer, an endometrial biopsy is necessary.

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of endometrial cancer include:
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse

Fertility Preservation

If you're a gynecologic cancer patient of reproductive age (28- and are interested in preserving your family building options for the future, our REhope program can help. For more information, please call 704-446-5110 to speak with our REhope patient care coordinator.

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For more information about Levine Cancer Institute, call 980-442-2000.

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