Screening & Diagnosis
Of all gynecologic cancers, only cervical cancer has a true screening test: the Pap test. This test has greatly reduced the risk from cervical cancer because it is able to detect the disease at a very early, more treatable stage. Because the other types of gynecologic cancer have no screening test, it is very important to be aware of your body’s normal state to be able to detect any changes that could indicate a medical issue. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, talk to your doctor at St. Luke’s Health.
To diagnose gynecologic cancer, your physician may order a variety of exams or testing, dependent on the area in question.
Treatment & Surgery
Surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy could be used in the treatment of gynecologic cancer. The expert team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons at St. Luke’s Health will discuss the appropriate course of treatment for each patient based on the type of cancer, severity, and the patient’s overall health.