Gynecological Oncology

The scope of gynecologic oncology

There are six areas of the female reproductive tract that make up the field of gynecologic oncology, and each area has its own strategy for treatment. Unfortunately, cancer is not a single disease that requires a single approach — but fortunately, we’ve gathered some of the most talented doctors in cancer care who are well versed in the challenges of every area of gynecologic oncology. Those areas include cancer of the:

  • Ovaries

  • Uterus

  • Vagina

  • Cervix

  • Vulva

  • Fallopian tubes

Stopping gynecologic cancer starts with you

Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to decrease your risk of gynecologic cancer, or catch it early when it can be treated most effectively:

- HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINE

HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that has been linked to cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. It’s recommended that you receive three doses of the vaccine before any sexual contact in order to prevent infection.

- PAP TEST

- HPV TEST

- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS

Choose START, the standard for gynecologic oncology

Our gynecologic oncologists offer the specialized expertise, leading-edge technology and deep compassion that you would expect from a world-class cancer care center like START. Not only do we offer unsurpassed cancer treatment, we also strive to benefit worldwide cancer care through Phase I clinical trials. Visit the START Center to see our mission first-hand and experience the excellent care we’re known for.

Be proactive about cancer. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a START Center gynecologic oncologist, call 210-593-5700. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.