Gynecologic Cancer Care in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Gynecologic cancer refers to a group of cancers that begin in a woman’s reproductive organs. Each of these cancers is unique with different causes, risk factors, and treatment options. Regardless of the type of gynecologic cancer, the earlier it is found, the greater the chances of being treated successfully. Therefore, understanding more about women's cancers, their risk factors, and symptoms can lower your chance for developing an advanced stage gynecologic cancer.

Newly Diagnosed Patients

We know that there are a lot of questions that you may have after a gynecologic cancer diagnosis that Minnesota Oncology can help answer as you prepare for your first appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about gynecologic cancer? Check out some of the frequently asked questions to learn more. 

Common Types of Gynecologic Cancers

Ovarian Cancer

While there are different types of ovarian cancer, ovarian epithelial cancer is the most common, with roughly 90% of ovarian cancer patients diagnosed with this type. It begins in the tissue that covers the ovaries — the reproductive glands that produce eggs (ova).

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of a woman’s cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. 

Endometridal Cancer or Uterine Cancer

Endometrial cancer is sometimes referred to as uterine cancer. That’s because this type of cancer starts in the lining of the uterus called the endometrium

Less Common Types of Gynecologic Cancers

Vaginal Cancer

Cancers that being in the vagina are called vaginal cancer. There are many different types of vaginal cancer, but the most common is called squamous cell carcinoma. Most vaginal cancers are caused by certain types of HPV. 

Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. 

Gynecologic Surgery

Most women with a gynecologic cancer will have some type of surgery performed by the gynecologic oncologist. If additional treatments are needed they may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or targeted therapies. There are also clinical trials available for gynecologic cancers. Talk to your Minnesota Oncology cancer specialist about whether you would be a good candidate for a clinical trial. 

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Find a Gynecologic Cancer Specialist Near You

With 12 locations throughout the Twin Cities, an experienced gynecologic cancer specialist is easily accessible from every corner of our region. Our team will not only recommend the right gynecologic cancer treatment for you, but we will also offer the support you and your loved ones need right now.

We will schedule your first appointment within 48 hours. Get the answers you need. Schedule an appointment now.