Gynecologic cancers encompass all cancers of the female reproductive system, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina, and vulva.
According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2023 more than 106,000 women in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, and more than 32,000 will die from one. Each gynecological cancer has different signs and symptoms, as well as different risk factors. Risk increases with age.
The major categories of gynecologic cancers are:
The Dr. Lisa Drabinowicz Women’s center Located on the 3rd floor of Magers Health and Wellness Center can provide GYN annual exams as well as vaginal infection assessment and treatment along with additional women’s health services. Call 417-836-4000 for appointments.
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