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Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers

 

Treating Physicians: Dr. Omar Mahmoud

Gynecologic cancers include cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, vulva and Fallopian tubes.

  • According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 83,000 women per year are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic or GYN cancer.
  • The most common gynecologic cancer is uterine cancer with more than 40,000 cases diagnosed each year.
  • Every year, more than 28,000 women die from a type of gynecologic cancer.
  • Widespread screening with the Pap test has allowed doctors to find pre-cancerous changes in the cervix and vagina. This has helped prevent the development of some invasive cancers.