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Gynecological cancer

Appointments (352) 733-0111
gynecologic oncology team

At UF Health, our physicians treat patients with cancers of the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovary, fallopian tube and vulva using the latest diagnostic, treatment and surgical techniques.

UF Health is proud to offer nationally recognized, compassionate and personalized obstetrics and gynecology care for every phase of life, according to U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Hospital rankings.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, nurses and staff who are experts in gynecologic cancer. The exchange of knowledge and opinions among team members means that patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple cancer specialists from many disciplines who carefully review patient information and develop the best possible treatment plan for each individual.

Gynecological cancer services and treatment

  • Integrated clinical experience
  • Prevention and screening
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology, including chemotherapy and radiation
  • Surgical oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Fertility preservation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Patient educators and resources
  • Personal wellness and rehabilitation programs
  • Psychosocial support
  • Palliative care

Comprehensive patient care

With over 50,000 patient visits a year in our clinics and services across labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, oncology and infertility, UF Health Obstetrics and Gynecology is a very busy and highly successful department. Even with such a busy clinical service, we have been able to maintain a highly personalized approach to each patient and were recently awarded a five-star award for patient satisfaction.

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology’s predominant area of research has been clinical with emphasis on the management of ovarian malignancies with radioactive phosphorus, also known as P-32, and various chemotherapeutic trials in ovarian and cervical cancer. This active research program puts us in a unique position to offer patients the latest innovative technology and state-of-the-art treatment options, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Traditional surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Fertility preservation

Gynecological cancer signs and symptoms

Early detection examinations

Since most gynecological cancers do not show symptoms until late in development, it is important for women to have annual examinations for early detection.

Early examination tests include:

Types of cancers

  • Cervical carcinoma is one of the most common cancers among women. There are an estimated 16,000 new cases of invasive cancer of the cervix and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year.
  • Uterine carcinoma is the most common cancer in the United States among women. Risk factors include obesity and estrogen stimulation.
  • Vuvlar carcinoma is relatively rare and highly curable when diagnosed in an early stage. The incidence is two per 100,000 women. Risk factors include chronic vulvar irritation and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Ovarian and fallopian tube carcinoma is a cancer of the ovary and fallopian tube remains difficult to diagnose. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, totaling more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is the first and leading proton therapy facility in the Southeast. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, our expert physicians have treated more than 10,000 patients and over 20 cancer types, helping patients around the world achieve excellent success and quality of life.

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Clinical Trials: Gynecological cancer

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

Community and Patient Programs: Gynecological cancer

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

News and Patient Stories: Gynecological cancer

5 Things to Know About Uterine Cancer

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer…

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