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Gynecological oncology refers to the study and treatment of all types of gynecological cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive system. At Dignity Health, our skilled gynecologic oncologists and cancer specialists are passionate about fighting cancer for optimal outcomes.
Types of gynecological cancer we treat at Dignity Health include:
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about the trusted, state-of-the-art services we provide for gynecologic oncology in the Sacramento region, Find a Doctor at a Dignity Health location near you.
While experts don’t yet fully know what causes gynecological cancers, they do understand the risk factors for each type.
Risk factors for gynecological cancer include:
Talk with your doctor about your risk factors, prevention methods, and recommended screenings. Knowing your risk factors and the symptoms of specific gynecological cancers will help you and your doctor identify and address a potential problem.
The type of symptoms you may experience from gynecological cancers depend on the specific type and the location.
Generally, symptoms of gynecological cancer include:
Vulvar cancer can cause burning, itching, or skin or color changes in the vulva.
Treatment for gynecological cancer will be performed at a Dignity Health hospital or outpatient clinic. We use the latest technologies and methods to ensure that you are getting the best possible care.
Your treatment will vary, depending on the type of cancer, but may include:
Speak with your experienced doctor or nurse navigator at Dignity Health to learn more about the benefits, goals, and side effects of each cancer treatment.