Empowering You to Overcome Cancer
- Gynecologic Cancer Screening and Prevention
No one knows your body better than you do. That makes you the best offense and defense against gynecologic cancer.
MyHealthKC.com by AdventHealth is here to help relieve some of that burden. We offer screenings and tests to find cancer early. The earlier we catch gynecologic cancer, the sooner we can heal you with a variety of leading-edge, non-invasive procedures like radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It all starts with a test.
Your testing may include:
- Pelvic exams
- Tissue biopsies
- Yearly well-woman exams
- Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gynecologic Cancer
Knowing your body and what’s normal for you is the best way to recognize the warning signs of gynecologic cancer, which can include:
- Abdominal or back pain
- Abnormal bleeding or discharge
- Changes in the color of the skin
- Difficulty eating or feeling full too quickly
- Frequent need to go to the bathroom
- Itching or burning sensation
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Risk Factors for Gynecologic Cancer
The more you know about gynecologic cancer risk factors, the more empowered you are to recognize warning signs and get help early, when gynecologic cancer is easiest to treat.
Common risk factors for gynecologic cancer include:
- Age (risk increases with age)
- Family history
- Genital herpes
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hormone replacement therapy, in some cases
- Immune system deficiency
- Be Confident in Your Care
When you have gynecologic cancer, such as uterine cancer, your surgeon may recommend a hysterectomy. We know this is a huge decision, but you have every reason to hope. Our relationship with MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, means you’ll have access to the best local care available, with the expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center.
Today, we can perform a hysterectomy as a minimally invasive, robot-assisted procedure, offering you faster recovery, less pain and fewer side effects.
We also offer non-surgical options like radiation and chemotherapy to treat your cancer.
AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission is home to Kansas City’s most respected experts in gynecologic oncology. Our board-certified, specially trained physicians are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic masses and cancers of the gynecologic organs.
From radical surgeries to the newest minimally invasive procedures, our cancer experts are dedicated to providing comprehensive cancer care in a healing environment.