Gynecologic Cancer Treated by Mercy’s Cancer Doctors

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

At Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, our medical oncologists work in tandem with one of the best gynecologic oncology teams in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic, The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, to diagnose and treat women with common and rare gynecologic disorders including gynecologic cancer.

About the Condition

Gynecologic cancer is a cancer that develops in a woman’s reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancer can begin in different areas of a woman’s pelvis. There are five common types of gynecologic cancer: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer.

Who is at risk for Gynecologic Cancer?

All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer and the older women get the more their chances increase. Each gynecologic cancer has its own exclusive set of risk factors. One common risk factor in several gynecologic cancers is the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a familiar sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Just as gynecologic cancer is unique in its origin, the symptoms for gynecologic cancer are also unique. It is important to pay close attention to your body. Gynecologic cancer symptoms vary from woman to woman, making it hard to recognize because the symptoms may be caused by or related to other gynecologic medical disorders.

Because the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer are different, it is important to see your doctor when you have abnormal symptoms.

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Treatment Options

Treatment options for gynecologic cancer depend on the specific cancer and may include: