Gynecologic Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer starts in the cervix and is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. It is much less common in the United States because of the routine use of pap smears.

Following are trusted resources for more information about cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition 
National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign 
Medline Plus - Cervical Cancer 
Oncology Channel Cervical Cancer 

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is caused by the rapid growth and division of cells within one or both ovaries. Symptoms of ovarian cancer usually occur in women over age 50, but it can also affect younger women. Its cause is unknown, and ovarian cancer can be hard to detect. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and diagnosed, the better the patient's chance for effective treatment and recovery.

Following are trusted resources for more information on ovarian cancer.
Medline Plus: Ovarian Cancer 
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the physicians and staff at Shaw Regional Cancer Center are your best resources for personalized discussions and treatment plans. For a consultation, call us at (970) 569-7429.