Hysterectomy for Cancer
Treatments & Surgical Options
Gynecological cancer can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which consists of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The uterus is a hollow, muscular organ that is responsible for the development of the embryo and fetus during pregnancy. The fallopian tubes are located in the pelvic cavity and ovaries are located on opposite sides of the uterus.
Common Types of Gynecological Cancer
The most common types of gynecological cancers are cervical, ovarian cancer and endometrial (uterine). Depending on the specific type of cancer a woman has, how advanced it is, and your medical history will determine her treatment and surgical options.
It is common for women with early stage gynecologic cancer to be treated with a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus. In order to properly treat your conditions, other organs may also be removed such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and/or select lymph nodes. Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States annually. It is the second most frequently procedure performed in the U.S.
Gynecologist Near Me
At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, we are devoted to providing a full range of gynecology services. For that reason, we provide services such as Gynecologic Cancer Treatment in Miami. If you would like more information on the services we provide, please call us at (786) 615-6123 or click here for an appointment.
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