Gynecological Cancers / Oncology

There have been many questions about HPV and the vaccine. I asked our HPV and Gynecologic Oncology specialist, Dr. Denise Uyar, questions about HPV and the vaccine. An interview with Dr. Uyar Denise Uyar, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in...

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). More than 80 percent of American women are infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime, with the majority of individuals clearing the virus with no ill effects. Very few women...

Because the ovaries are so small and buried deep within the body, often the early symptoms of ovarian cancer occur in the abdominal area, leading many general physicians to initially suspect a gastrointestinal or bladder ailment. Ovarian cancer (which includes fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer)...

Vaginal and vulvar cancers are extremely rare. Together, they account for less then 5 percent of all female reproductive cancers. What is vaginal and vulvar cancer? Vaginal and vulvar cancer is abnormal tissues of the vagina and/or vulva. What are the risk factors? HPV infection Chronic irritation Immunosuppression Cigarette or cigar smoking What...

Uterine cancer is the 4th most common malignancy in women, and the most common gynecologic cancer, with approximately 40,000 cases diagnosed annually in the United States. What is the uterus? The uterus is a pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s pelvis. It is composed of three layers:...

What is it? Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a rare group of tumors that involves abnormal cell growth in theuterus of women of childbearing age. The tumors develop from cells that would normally grow into the placenta during a pregnancy. GTDs include hydatidiform mole (or molar...