Cancer - Oncology

What is Gynecologic Cancer?

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer or an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers begin in different places within a woman's pelvis, which is the area below the stomach and in-between the hip bones. There are five main types of cancer that affect the woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine or endometrial, vaginal, and vulvar. A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.