What is Gynecologic Cancer?

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At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, our patients’ health is our number one priority. As a premier cancer treatment provider in Phoenix, we’re proud to provide world-class radiation therapy and cancer treatment from our six state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities, and our treatment team works closely with patients to create a treatment plan that makes sense for their lifestyle. We believe that you deserve a committed, expert treatment team no matter what you’re facing, and we’re dedicated to helping our patients overcome cancer no matter what they’re diagnosed with. If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, Palo Verde Cancer Specialists is here to help.

Gynecologic Cancer Overview

Gynecologic cancer serves as a blanket term for cancerous growths that form in the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, or the ovaries, and in total, gynecologic cancer affects close to 100,000 new patients each year. While older women are the most at risk, any woman can develop it. At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we can use radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these methods to treat gynecologic cancer – but as with all forms of cancer, the best way to fight gynecologic cancer is through early detection and treatment.

Regular self-examinations and professional cancer screenings are the best way to catch gynecologic cancer early, and every woman should make them a part of her regular health routine. Women over 21 should receive regular pap smears as a preventive measure, and any woman who develops human papillomavirus should receive also regular screenings. It’s important to talk with your doctor about your personal risk for gynecologic cancer and come up with a preventive regimen that makes sense for you. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provides the best chance for successfully treating gynecologic cancer of any form.

Gynecologic Cancer Risk Factors & Statistics

Any woman may develop gynecologic cancer, but a number of factors can increase your risk:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the risk of cervical cancer
  • A previous history of cancer
  • Uterine cancer is the most common form, followed by ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer
  • 25,000 women will die from gynecologic cancer this year

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A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most shocking and difficult things to deal with in life – but at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we’re ready to stand by your side no matter what. If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with cancer, we’ll work with you to design a treatment plan that comprehensively attacks your cancer using some of the most advanced medical technology in the world. As a premier provider of radiation therapy in Phoenix, we can often treat cases other centers can’t – so even if you’ve already spoken with a specialist, we encourage you to come to us for a second opinion. Contact us today or schedule an appointment online to find out how we can help you beat cancer on your own terms and reclaim a healthy, normal life.

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