Gynecologic cancer refers to a group of cancers that begin in a woman’s reproductive organs. These cancers include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, and endometrial or uterine cancers. Each of these cancers is unique with different causes, risk factors, and treatment options. However, across all of the gynecologic cancers, treatment is most effective when the cancer is found early. Understanding more about women’s cancers, their risk factors, and symptoms can lower your chance for developing an advanced stage gynecologic cancer.
There are six main types of gynecologic cancers: cervical, ovarian, tubal, uterine (endomentrial), vaginal and vulvar.
Treatment options will vary according to each cancer type, the grade of the tumor, and the stage of the cancer but almost always one of the treatment options is surgery. Other parts of the regimen may include chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. There are many pieces to the gynecologic cancers treatment puzzle. Dr. Donato works closely with the medical oncologists and radiation oncologists at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) to ensure the most complete and thorough care for his patients.
We've made a series of videos with Dr. Donato about common GYN-oncology topics. We hope you'll check them out and give us a call if you have any questions.