A diagnosis of gynecologic cancer doesn’t have to determine a woman’s fate. In fact, early detection can help a woman take action toward future prevention and cure.
Each year, approximately 82,000 women will be told they have gynecologic cancer and other complicated conditions of the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian, cervical, uterine, endometrial, peritoneal, vulvar, vaginal and other pelvic diseases. Each of these conditions has significant differences in cause, prevention, detection, treatment and the likelihood of cure.
Part of being a healthy woman is maintaining your gynecologic health. Many of the conditions that affect reproductive health may be detected early, which often provides for a more positive diagnosis and successful treatment.
Many patients who are referred to the Women’s Cancer Program do not have cancer. Working together as partners and resource support with primary health care providers and obstetricians/gynecologists, our Active Prevention Program provides early intervention for women at risk of developing gynecologic cancer.
It is our goal to assess and evaluate these factors and provide prevention, early detection, treatment and education to our patients on an individual basis.
A woman’s intuition is often the best weapon in detecting abnormalities in her body. Assessing your risk factors and alerting yourself and your physician to warning signals and symptoms are the best methods for early detection. Warning signs include:
The following resources and forms are available to download.
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West Shore: 717-221-5940
East Shore: 717-230-3026
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