Gynecologic cancer refers to a group of cancers that begin in a woman’s reproductive organs. These cancers include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, and endometrial or uterine cancers. Each of these cancers is unique with different causes, risk factors, and treatment options. However, across all of the gynecologic cancers, treatment is most effective when the cancer is found early. Therefore, understanding more about women's cancers, their risk factors, and their symptoms can lower your chance of developing an advanced stage gynecologic cancer.
Common Types of Gynecological Cancers
Less Common Types of Gynecological Cancers
Also known as GTD; it’s a rare form of gynecologic cancer that causes tumors to form in the tissues of the uterus that surrounds an egg (the placenta) after its fertilized.
Cancers that begin in the vagina are called vaginal cancer. Most vaginal cancers are caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).
Occurs on the vulva, the external part of the female genitals, including the clitoris, the vaginal lips, the opening to the vagina, and the surrounding skin and tissue.
Were you (or someone you love) just diagnosed with a gynecological cancer? We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and you probably have many questions. Our gynecological cancer specialists have compiled some frequently asked questions to get you through some of your first questions.Read Our FAQs
Genetic testing is available at our cancer treatment centers throughout the Portland-Vancouver area to help patients and their families determine if there is a hereditary link to a gynecologic cancer, like ovarian cancer. This not only helps determine the right ovarian cancer treatment options for the ovarian cancer patient, but it can also help family members make more informed decisions for their own health and decide if they need to be tested for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) and other cancer-related syndromes.More About Genetic Testing
Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials and Research
Compass Oncology, in affiliation with the US Oncology Network, offers clinical research trials for gynecologic cancer patients in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas. Because of our partnership with US Oncology, our patients have participated in clinical research trials that have led to over 41 new cancer therapies being approved by the FDA. We're currently working on finding new treatment options for ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, fallopian cancer, and peritoneal cancer.
Compass Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide you with the best possible care for every type of gynecological cancer, whether it’s ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or another type of female cancer. Our gynecologic cancer specialists are only focused on female cancers, and they can provide the latest technologies available. We will explain the facts and answer your questions at every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained gynecologic oncology specialists are committed to providing the most thorough and compassionate care to our patients.
From support groups and genetic counseling to financial counseling with our Patient Benefit Representatives, the cancer specialists at Compass Oncology are here for you every step of the way. We encourage you to learn more and take advantage of our supportive care services.Helpful Patient Resources
Gynecologic oncology involves the treatment of various cancers of the pelvis or reproductive systems, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer. At Compass Oncology, our board-certified gynecologic oncologists are up-to-date on advanced techniques, cutting-edge clinical trials, genetic profiling and more to ensure that our patients receive individualized, state-of-the-art cancer treatment plans.Find Out More
Additional Information on Gynecologic Cancers
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this gynecologic cancer information and more can be found or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.