Gynecologic cancer is the spread of abnormal cells from various areas of the female reproductive system. There are ways to reduce your risk of developing this type of cancer, as well as ways to help detect it in early stages.
Gynecologic cancer is defined as the spread of abnormal cells from various areas of
the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
There are certain ways to reduce your risk of developing this type of cancer, as well
as ways to help detect it in early stages. The Georgia Cancer Center's Multi-disciplinary
Gynecological Cancer Team cares for patients who have been diagnosed with a variety
of cancers and cancer-related diseases.
More than 70,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a gynecological cancer each
year. An annual Pap smear screens for cervical cancer; however, no good screening
exists for the other types of gynecological cancer. That is why it is important for
women to talk to their doctor if they experience unusual symptoms or changes in their
Why Choose Us
We provide the area’s only multidisciplinary gynecological cancer program
We run an internationally recognized Gynecological Cancer Prevention Program
We run a highly active minimal access surgical program with emphasis on robotic surgery
Leaders in gynecological cancer research who were involved in the development of Gardasil,
the HPV vaccine that can help prevent cervical cancer
We offer state-of-the-art clinical trials, with new treatments not available anywhere
else in the region
We offer supportive services like our full-service Image Boutique and a close-knit,
highly active GYN Cancer Support Group
Diseases We Treat
Renowned GYN oncologists offer traditional surgeries and minimally invasive Da Vinci
robotic hysterectomies. The center also sponsors the area’s only GYN Cancer Prevention
Program for women who’ve had abnormal Pap smears.
Areas of treatment include:
Cervical cancer occurs most often in women younger than the age of 50. Most cervical cancers are
squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas.
Endometrial cancer, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs, is a disease in which
malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the endometrium.
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancer starts in the cells of the ovary. There are three types
of ovarian tumors, named for the tissue in which they are found:
Epithelial cell: These are cells that cover the surface of the ovary. Most of these tumors are benign
(noncancerous). However, epithelial ovarian cancer accounts for most ovarian cancer
Germ cell: These are cells that form the eggs in the ovary.
Stromal cell: These cells form the structural tissue of the ovary and produce female hormones.
Uterine cancerspreads through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
Vaginal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the vagina.
Vulvar cancer can occur on any part of the external organs, but most often affects the labia majora
or labia minora.
Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms
Look out for these common symptoms of gynecologic cancer:
Unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge
Constipation or diarrhea
Chronic abdominal or back pain
Unexplained pelvic pain
Itching or burning sensation in the vulva
Rash, sores or ulcers in the vulva
Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.