Gynecologic oncology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the female reproductive system. In recent years, the field has seen considerable development.
Dr Mihir Chitale is a gynecologic oncologist, a specialist in treating women with cancer and other cancers that affect the female reproductive system. Gynecologic oncology is the subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer in women. Gynaecology is a subspecialty of obstetrics & gynaecology, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of women's health conditions related to the female reproductive system.
Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the uterus. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ where fetal development occurs. Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer is a growth of cells that forms in the ovaries. The cells multiply quickly and can invade and destroy healthy body tissue.