Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Mercy GYN cancer surgeons of The Gynecologic Oncology Center are renowned for their expertise in diagnosing and treating women with common and rare gynecologic cancers. The physician team works closely with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to offer an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

Gynecologic Cancer Issues Later In Life - Dr. Neil Rosenshein - Mercy

Mercy Medical Center's Dr. Neil Rosenshein discusses aging and how it increases a women's chance of developing gynecologic cancers. Part of the body's defense system called "immune surveillance" may be a reason for the increased risk of cancer. Learn more at

Exploring Endometrial Cancer and Coffee Consumption - Dr. Hyung Ryu - Mercy

Coffee consumption may have a positive impact on endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is cancer that starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Learn more at

Ovarian Cancer: Why Is It Difficult to Diagnose? - Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes - Mercy

Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes discusses ovarian cancer symptoms and why it is so difficult to diagnose. Learn more at
About Gynecologic Cancers

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.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

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.

Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers

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

  • Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy provides advanced treatment options for ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers.