What Is Gynecologic Cancer?

What Is Gynecologic Cancer?

Comprehensive Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatment in Orange County

A cancer diagnosis can be one of life’s scariest experiences, but it’s never something you have to face alone. At Orange County CyberKnife, we’re proud to provide world-class, state-of-the-art cancer treatments to patients throughout the greater Orange County area. We strive to provide personalized, comprehensive treatments, working with our patients to create a treatment plan that effectively treats their condition while minimally disrupting their day-to-day routine. We treat a wide variety of cancers using the cutting-edge CyberKnife system, and we can treat all forms of gynecologic cancer at our facility.

About Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancer refers to any cancer that develops in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, or vulva. Gynecologic cancers affect nearly 100,000 new people every year, and while older women are most at risk, any woman can develop gynecologic cancer. As with all forms of cancer, gynecologic cancer is most easily treated with detected and diagnosed early on. Radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, or a combination of treatments may be used to treat gynecologic cancer depending on the location and stage of the cancer.

As every woman is at risk for gynecologic cancer, regular self-examinations and professional cancer screenings like pap smears are the best way to maximize your chances of beating gynecologic cancer. Detecting, diagnosing, and treating gynecologic cancer early provides the best method for eliminating the cancer and improving patient survival rates.

Gynecologic Cancer Statistics

A number of factors play a role in either directly causing or increasing the risk of gynecologic cancer:

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) or a previous history of cancer
  • Over 25,000 women die from gynecologic cancer each year
  • Women should start getting regular, preventive pap smears at age 21
  • Uterine cancer is the most common form of gynecologic cancer, followed by ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and finally vaginal cancer

Contact Your Orange County, CA Cancer Treatment Facility

No matter what form of cancer you’re diagnosed with, at Orange County CyberKnife, we’re committed to helping you reclaim whole-body health. We’re proud to provide a variety of high-quality cancer treatments to patients in our Orange County, CA cancer treatment facility, and we work with our patients to design personalized treatment plans that minimally impact day-to-day life. If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with cancer, we encourage you to call us at 714.962.7100 or reach out to us at our contact page. Even if you’ve already spoken with a doctor about your treatment options, we’re happy to provide a second opinion – and as a leading provider of cutting-edge CyberKnife radiation therapy treatment, we can often treat cases other facilities cannot. You deserve the best possible chance at beating cancer, no matter what condition you’re facing. Contact us today to start down the path towards healing.