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Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology

About Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic cancer is less common in women than other types of cancer like breast and colon cancer. However, these types of cancers require specialized gynecologic oncology care. Arizona Center for Cancer Care, with offices in Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Anthem, Peoria, Fountain Hills, Wickenburg, Apache Junction, Sun City, Sun City West, Goodyear, and Tempe, Arizona, specializes in gynecologic oncology. The cancer center offers comprehensive evaluations and the most current treatments. To find out more about gynecologic cancer, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Gynecologic Oncology Q & A

What is gynecologic oncology?

Gynecologic oncology is a specialized area of medicine that diagnoses and treats gynecologic cancer, which are cancers that affect a woman’s reproductive organs.

The division of gynecologic oncology at the Arizona Center for Cancer Care provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary services for the evaluation and treatment of female cancers. 

The cancer center is a leader in providing the best treatments and technology available. For gynecologic cancer surgery, they use the da Vinci® surgical system, which is an advanced minimally invasive surgical tool with robotic technology. 

Arizona Center for Cancer Care also has access to the latest investigational therapy and clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

What types of cancer does gynecologic oncology treat?

Gynecologic oncology at Arizona Center for Cancer Care treats many types of female cancers, as well as other female reproductive conditions. These include:

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Trophoblastic gestational cancer (tumors that develop during early pregnancy)
  • Primary peritoneal cancer
  • Borderline tumors of the ovary
  • Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Precancers of the vulva and vagina
  • Complex benign uterine problems
  • Complex benign ovarian problems

Though uncommon, any woman can develop gynecologic cancer, and the risk increases with age. Regular well-woman visits can help you stay on top of your health. Finding gynecologic cancer during the early stages increases the chances of a full recovery.

What are some of the gynecologic oncology services?

Arizona Center for Cancer Care provides comprehensive cancer care for women. Gynecologic oncology services include:

  • Comprehensive consultation and examination
  • Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning
  • Diagnosing and staging of all types of female cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Therapy for preinvasive lesions of the genital tract
  • Colposcopy with biopsies
  • Cone biopsies
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Complex, radical gynecologic and pelvic surgeries
  • Medical oncology (e.g., chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy)
  • Radiation oncology
  • Intraperitoneal (IP) therapy (chemotherapy for ovarian cancer)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination

Arizona Center for Cancer Care also performs surgery for women at high risk of cancer because of their genetics or medical history. The specialists also perform hysterectomies in women without cancer and remove benign ovarian masses.

For comprehensive gynecologic cancer care, call Arizona Center for Cancer Care or schedule your gynecologic oncology consultation online today.