At this time, only cervical cancer has recommended screening guidelines. Research is ongoing to identify reliable methods to screen for gynecologic cancer.
Screening for gynecologic cancer can catch tumors while they are still small and easy to treat. However, it is important to know that gynecologic cancer screening tests have potential risks. These risks are outlined below, but should be considered along with consultation with your doctor. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about screening risks and benefits.
Gynecologic cancer screening risks include:
Your doctor will help you determine if you are at high risk for developing gynecologic cancer. Together, you will weigh gynecologic cancer screening risks as well as the potential benefits so that you can make an informed decision about your health.