Gynecologic cancers are not a single condition, but refer to a group of cancers that affect different areas of the female reproductive system. According to the CDC, approximately 70,000 women will develop gynecologic cancer each year. Each type has different signs and symptoms, which are discussed below.
Gynecologic cancers are cancers that affect the individual parts of the female reproductive system. The area which is affected determines the type of cancer.
There are five main types of gynecologic cancers:
All women are at risk of developing gynecologic cancer. This risk increases with age. While there is no way to prevent every type of gynecologic cancer, regular screening and being aware of changes in your body can help catch a cancer while it is still small and easier to treat.