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Gynecologic Cancer Specialist

Healthcare for Women, LLC -  - OB-GYN

Healthcare for Women, LLC

OB-GYN located in Oak Park, IL

As one of the leading OB/GYNs near west suburbs of Chicago including Oak Park, Dr. Taylor can help women dealing with gynecological cancer. Treatment plans are crafted for each individual patient at Healthcare for Women, located in Oak Park, Illinois.

Gynecologic Cancer

What is Uterine Cancer?

Uterine cancer is cancer which is located in the uterus or in the endometrium, or lining, or the uterus. Uterine cancer can form in different parts of the uterus including the top or fundus, the middle or corpus, and the bottom which is commonly called the cervix.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer refers to the presence of cancerous cells in the area of the ovary. The cells commonly affected are the epithelium, or lining, cells of the ovary. However, cells in fallopian tubes and the cells which line the inside of the abdomen can also be affected.

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal, cancerous cells grow on a woman’s cervix. Regular pap smears help in early detection of this disease. Most cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among women in the United States. Breast cancer is a disease where cancerous cells, those that are reproducing uncontrollably, have formed in the tissues in and near the breast. The breast itself is made up of regions called lobes and each lobe branches off into a small section known as a lobule.

What are they symptoms of gynecological cancer?

Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries can present an array of symptoms including:

  • Pelvic pressure, bloating, weight gain and requiring a larger dress or pants size may be a sign of Ovarian Cancer
  • Bleeding after sex can be a sign of cervical cancer
  • Postmenopausal bleeding can be a sign of endometrial cancer
  • Vulvar itching, burning, or bleeding that does not go away, or color changes of the vulvar skin may be signs of vulvar cancer.
  • Bleeding from your nipple, inversion of the nipple, changes in the texture of the skin (peau d'orange), swelling or a lump in the breast may be signs of Breast Cancer.

Don't ignore these signs and symptoms of Gynecological Cancer in Women. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Taylor’s office for an appointment today.