Gynecologic Cancer Treatment at Garnet Health
Being diagnosed with gynecologic cancer can be life-altering. Your best source of information and support is someone who’s been there and knows what you’re going through. Turn to the gynecologic cancer specialists at Garnet Health. We take a multidisciplinary approach to gynecologic cancer care, including advanced treatment options and supportive services to nurture and sustain you throughout your journey.
The highly focused specialists at Garnet Health offer the latest treatment options for gynecologic cancer, making it possible for you to remain close to home in Orange or Sullivan County while you receive quality care.
What Is Gynecologic Cancer?
Gynecologic cancer develops in a woman’s reproductive organs. Named for the part of the body where the malignancy originated, the main types of gynecologic cancer are cervical, ovarian, uterine (endometrial), vaginal and vulvar cancer. Each type is unique, with different symptoms, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment options.
Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Some general signs of gynecologic cancer include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Bloating or a feeling of fullness
In addition to these general symptoms, there are more specific symptoms related to ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer.
If you experience unusual symptoms for more than a month, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. It’s also important to see your gynecologist regularly for routine exams, such as a Pap test, even if you do not have symptoms.
The causes of gynecological cancer are unknown. All women are at risk, and the risk increases with age. Researchers have identified several other factors that can increase the onset of gynecologic cancer, including:
- A human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
- A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
- Long-term use of oral contraceptives
- Being overweight or obese
- Estrogen therapy
- A family history of gynecologic or breast cancer
Your optimal approach to gynecological cancer can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the type and stage of your cancer as well as your age and preferences. In many cases, the first step involves surgery to remove the tumor, which may be supplemented with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Working together, the experienced surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists at Garnet Health will ensure that you receive complete, compassionate care.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Gynecologic Cancer in the Hudson Valley
At Garnet Health, our treatment philosophy embraces care for your entire being, including your body, mind and spirit. Additional progress in the battle vs. gynecologic cancer is our priority every day.
Garnet Health provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services for gynecologic cancer in Orange and Sullivan Counties, including Middletown, Harris and Callicoon, NY.