Gynecologic cancers start in a woman’s reproductive organs and include ovarian, cervical, endometrial (uterine), vaginal and vulvar cancer. As women age, the risk of developing a gynecologic cancer goes up. Because of this, it's important to regularly see a gynecologist for screenings and exams that can identify these types of cancer. As with most cancers, treatment is most effective when cancer is found early.
If you receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, or another cancer of the female reproductive system, a gynecologic oncologist will provide the care you need. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's team includes these specialists who will guide you through the treatment process from start to finish.
Each type of gynecologic cancer is unique, having its own causes, symptoms and treatments. Learn more about how to lower your risk of developing one of these types of cancer and what you can expect if you've received a diagnosis.
When cancer cells form in the vagina, it is called vaginal cancer. Vaginal cancer is often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV); however, it is a very rare form of gynecologic cancer.
Vulvar cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the vulva, which is a woman’s external genitalia. This normally, slow-growing cancer most often affects the vaginal lips. Like vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer is rare.
Surgery is a part of most treatment plans for a gynecologic cancer. The technology is highly advanced and many women can take advantage of minimally invasive surgery options. However, we know this is a big step and can be overwhelming. You’re not alone. At Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, our gynecologic oncologists will guide you through the entire treatment process, including surgery, so you'll know what to expect.
From preparation to recovery, our team will guide you through the surgical treatments for gynecologic cancer, discussing your options so you can create a plan that's best for you.
When you’re ready, click the button to make an appointment with one of our cancer specialists. WVCI has a team of experts, conveniently located in Corvallis, Eugene, Florence, and Lincoln City, ready to talk to you about your gynecologic cancer and personalized treatment options. We know it’s important for you to get good information and choose a treatment that’s best for you. We’re here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way.