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The Program in Women’s Oncology treats the full range of gynecologic cancers, including cancer of the cervix, endometrium/uterus, fallopian tube, ovaries, vagina, and vulva. Each is described below.

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer occurs when the cells from your cervix begin to grow out of control and even invade nearby tissues. Large collections of these cells form tumors. Some tumors are benign, which means they cannot spread or threaten your life. Others can spread throughout your body and are considered malignant.

Endometrial/Uterine Cancer

Endometrial/uterine cancer occurs when the cells in your endometrium (the lining of the uterus) begin to grow out of control and even invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body. Large collections of these cells form tumors. Some tumors, including fibroids, are benign because they cannot spread or threaten your life. Others can spread throughout your body and are considered malignant.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment call the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants (401) 453-7520

Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian tube cancer is an abnormal growth of malignant cells in one or both of your fallopian tubes. It is the rarest of all gynecologic cancers.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer occurs when the cells from your ovaries begin to grow out of control and even invade nearby tissues. Large collections of these cells form tumors. Some tumors are benign because they cannot spread or threaten your life. Others can spread throughout your body and are considered malignant.

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is an abnormal growth of malignant cells in your vagina.

Vulva Cancer

Vulva cancer is an abnormal growth of malignant cells in your vulva, which is the female external genitalia, including the labia, clitoris, and vestibule.