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Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. According to the American Cancer Society, 110,072 women in 2018 will be diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer. Cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary are most common. They account for 98,710 new cases each year. Widespread screening with the Pap test has allowed doctors to find pre-cancerous changes in the cervix and vagina. This has helped catch some invasive cancers early.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Once a cancer diagnosis is made, you will likely talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists to discuss what happens before, during and after treatment.

CLINICAL TRIALS

 
Cancer specialists regularly conduct studies to test new treatments. These studies are called clinical trials. Clinical trials are available through cancer doctors everywhere — not just in major cities, university centers or in large hospitals.

SIDE EFFECTS

SIDE EFFECTS

Most of the side effects of radiation therapy are limmited to the area being treated. Short-term side effects are related to injury to normal rapidly dividing cells. They are usually temporary, mild and treatable.

PATIENT COMMUNITY

PATIENT COMMUNITY

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be difficult. It is important to reach out to others for support during this time. Find online communities to connect to other breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
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