Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses only on cancers of the female reproductive system, such as ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and endometrial cancer. Today there are more encouraging treatment options for women with gynecologic cancers than ever before.
Although gynecologic cancers are often grouped together, they vary in terms of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Some of the most common gynecological cancers treated by the specialists at UPMC are:
At UPMC in north central Pa. you can consult with a leading oncologist from Pittsburgh and receive much of your care right here in north central Pennsylvania. We offer consults with experts who come to Williamsport from UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. Fully trained as OB/GYNs, gynecologic oncologists receive an additional three to four years of highly specialized surgical training, as well as training in radiation and medical oncology, to provide comprehensive treatment of female reproductive cancers.
Using resources already in place at UPMC, John Comerci, MD, gynecological oncologist from UPMC, introduced a women's cancer program for UPMC in north central Pa. providing surgical treatment, sometimes in conjunction with other specialists, as well as coordinating care when appropriate with radiation and medical oncology. Dr. Comerci is among approximately 1,000 physicians in the United States who are board certified in gynecologic oncology, as well as obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Gynecologic cancer treatments at UPMC include:
Our skilled surgeons have training in laparoscopic and robot-assisted gynecologic surgery.
Ovarian cancer occurs when normal ovarian cells begin to grow in an uncontrolled and abnormal manner and produce tumors in one or both ovaries. This type of cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer that attacks the female reproductive system.
Common treatments for ovarian cancer include:
There are several types of ovarian cancers:
Individuals who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer may experience the following symptoms:
Common treatments for ovarian cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and biological therapy, though other treatments are available at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and may be utilized in your care plan. Are you ready to fight cancer and return to a healthy, fulfilling life?
UPMC has cancer centers in Williamsport, Coudersport, and Wellsboro, Pa. that can provide care and treatment to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
UPMC delivers an individualized plan of care to promote successful outcomes in uterine cancer patients. We're committed to seeing that your needs are met, you understand your condition and treatment options, and you feel comfortable in the hands of our team.
Common treatments for uterine cancer include:
If you have recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you can count on our team of gynecologists, oncologists and social workers to help you beat this disease. The most advanced uterine cancer treatments are available right here in north central PA.
There are a variety of types of uterine cancer, each with their own name, such as cervical or endometrial cancer, the two most common uterine cancers. Any cancer occurring in the uterus is defined as uterine cancer.
Symptoms of uterine cancer may include:
For an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms, speak with a provider at UPMC.
While the cause of uterine cancer is still unknown, experts understand that some factors seem to increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer of the uterus. These include being over the age of 50, being postmenopausal, and having endometrial hyperplasia (an abnormally thick lining of the womb).
Your treatment at UPMC will be customized to your specific needs. After being diagnosed with uterine cancer, our doctors will see what treatment options are available and best fit for your condition. They will collaborate with many of our expert physicians to stop cancer in its tracks.
Treatment for uterine cancer is based on the following factors:
Common treatment methods are radiation and chemotherapy, though other forms of therapy are available and may be included in your treatment plan.
Our oncologists provide complete care to screen for, diagnose, and treat uterine cancer in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and Williamsport, Pa.