Gynecologic Malignancies

  • Scott Wadler


Tumors of the female reproductive organs are heterogeneous with regard to histology, natural history, clinical behavior, and methods of treatment. Appropriate treatment requires careful diagnostic evaluation to distinguish them from other malignancies of the pelvis, including sigmoid, rectal, and bladder cancer, as well as from metastatic lesions, such as Krukenberg tumors. Accurate staging is critical because therapy is virtually always guided by extent of spread. Treatment of these malignancies requires a thorough understanding of their natural history and should not be attempted by those with little experience in this field. Optimal conditions for diagnosis, staging, and therapy require excellent communication between medical and radiation oncologists, the radiologist, and the surgeon. This is particularly true in those instances in which multimodality therapy is contemplated.


Ovarian Cancer Cervical Cancer Ovarian Carcinoma Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Endometrial Carcinoma 
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