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A woman's reproductive system and gynecologic cancer
Cancer is named for the part of the body where it starts.
Gynecologic cancer begins in different places within a woman's reproductive system: the ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva, and sometimes the fallopian tubes.
The most common types are ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine (endometrial) cancer.
Ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer
Whether it's in the ovaries, cervix, uterus or another part of her reproductive system, each woman's risk of getting gynecologic cancer increases as she ages.
Our experts know the unique aspects of each type of gynecologic cancer. And they have the skills and compassion to bring you and your family through cancer diagnosis and treatment.
One patient's story
Jeanne Karnowski feared abnormal menstrual pains were a sign of cancer. She asked her gynecologist to test her. Early diagnosis led to early treatment, and now she's cancer-free.
Source: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gynecologic Cancers
Reviewed by: Paula Colwell, RN, manager, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
First Published: 10/08/2009
Last Reviewed: 10/08/2009