Gynecologic oncology is a subspecialty devoted to providing comprehensive care for women who have, or may have, a gynecologic malignancy such as ovarian, cervical, endometrial or vulvar cancer, and complicated gynecological issues.
We strive to educate our patients and families so they can properly understand their disease in pursuit of prevention, detection, treatment and eventual cure.
Tampa – Gynecological Oncology at the Women’s Health Center Tampa
5016 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607, Suite 200 Phone: 813-644-4910
Tampa – Infusion Center at the Women’s Health Center Tampa
5016 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607, Suite 201 Phone: 813-542-1894
Orlando – Gynecological Oncology at the Women’s Health Center Baldwin Park
3438 Lawton Rd, Suite 2D, Orlando FL 32803 Phone: 407-751-2868
What is Ovarian Cancer?Ovarian cancer occurs when an abnormal cell develops in the ovary or fallopian tubes and forms a tumor. Ovaries are the female reproductive gland and the main source of estrogen and progesterone. One ovary is found on the left side of the uterus and one ovary is found on the right side. Ovarian cancer is known as a silent cancer, because the symptoms are so general that they may go unnoticed. There are three types of cancerous ovarian tumors.
- Epithelial—Are the most common and originate from cells outside of the ovary.
- Germ cell—Originate from the cells that produce eggs.
- Stromal—Originate from tissue that holds the ovary together and produce progesterone and estrogen.
What are the early symptoms of ovarian cancer?
- General abdominal discomfort, such as gas, bloating, indigestion or cramping
- Frequent urination
- Loss of appetite
- Back pain
- Irregular bleeding