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Gynecological cancer affects the tissues and organs of the female reproductive system. Types of gynecological cancer include:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican oncologists who specialize in women’s health services diagnose and treat gynecological cancer in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. To request an appointment, Find a Doctor online or call (702) 616-4900. We offer a range of support groups and wellness classes to help you and your loved ones get through this difficult time. Register for a class today.
Health care experts don’t have a full understanding of the exact causes of gynecological cancers. Risk factors vary for each type of gynecological cancer and include:
Symptoms of gynecological cancer depend on the organ it affects and the specific type of cancer. Possible symptoms include:
Vulvar cancer can cause burning, itching, or changes to the color or skin of the vulva.
Treatment and prevention of gynecological cancer depends on the specific type of cancer. For example, the HPV vaccine is a very effective prevention strategy for cervical cancer. Knowing the signs and symptoms of specific gynecological cancers and your risk factors will help you and your doctor identify and address potential problems.
Treatment also depends on the stage of the cancer. Doctors often combine two or more types of treatments.
Common gynecological cancer treatments include:
Your doctor will tell you about the benefits, goals, and side effects of each potential treatment. The best treatment for you will depend on many factors, including your personal preference.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers compassionate care for gynecological cancer in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.