Uterine and Endometrial Cancer
Uterine cancer patients at Roswell Park receive care from specialists who are focused exclusively on the treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system. With a multidisciplinary team that includes some of the nation’s leading physicians, surgeons, and radiologists, we work to establish a foundation of support you can depend on, whether you are newly diagnosed, considering treatment options or seeking a second opinion.
The five main types of gynecologic cancer are:
- Cervical cancer begins in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. (The uterus is also called the womb.)
- Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are located on each side of the uterus.
- Uterine cancer begins in the uterus, the pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where the baby grows when she is pregnant.
- Vaginal cancer begins in the vagina, which is the hollow, tube-like channel between the bottom of the uterus and the outside of the body.
- Vulvar cancer begins in the vulva, the outer part of the female genital organs.
- Additional types of gynecologic cancer exist, and include fallopian tube cancer and primary peritoneal cancer.