Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that begins in a woman’s reproductive organs. Thus, any woman is at risk for developing gynecologic cancer.
Approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer in the United States each year. Family history, obesity, age and HPV are important risk factors for gynecologic cancer.
Pap tests, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, genetic testing, and the HPV vaccine are at the forefront of gynecologic cancer prevention.