Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine or endometrial cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer.
General risk factors for women include:
Not every gynecologic cancer has a screening test, so it is important to recognize any signs or symptoms early and seek care from your doctor if you notice any changes. Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge is common in all gynecologic cancers except vulvar cancer. Pelvic pain or pressure is also common. However, not all women with gynecologic cancer have the same symptoms. Additionally, sometimes symptoms are are difficult to recognize because they may be caused by or related to other conditions.
GYN Oncology Program at Riverside
Our multidisciplinary team includes experienced surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, researchers, nurses, nutritionists, and navigators who care for each patient as we would care for our own family members.
Our team will walk you through the treatment process, making sure you know what to expect and where to find helpful resources, such as counseling, nutrition advice or palliative care.