Gynecology Oncology

What is Gynecology Oncology?

gynecological cancers

The Gynecology Oncology department at Parkland offers patients highly personalized care in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. Our surgeons have special expertise in minimally invasive options for treating all types of gynecologic cancers. A gynecologic oncologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has received additional training to sub-specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in the female reproductive system; cancers such as ovarian cancer and cervical cancer. Our team does major and minor procedures for diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers including laparoscopic and robotic procedures. Our comprehensive, specialized gynecologic cancer care team doesn’t stop with treating the cancer itself.

What Do We Treat?

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. The cancers are named for the locations where they begin.

  • Cervical cancer – cancer that develops in the cells of the cervix and is usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Annual cervical cancer screenings for all women ages 21 to 65 are important to find cervical cancer early when it is easier to treat. [insert link to screening tab]
    • Common symptoms include vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal odor, and pain
  • Endometrial cancer – sometimes called uterine cancer, cancer of the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. The most common warning sign for endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding.
    • Common symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Ovarian cancer – cancer of the ovaries, which are organs located on either side of a women’s uterus about the size and shape of an almond.
    • Common symptoms include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, urinary symptoms
  • Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC)- cancer that develops in sheet of tissue that covers the inside of your abdominal cavity and the surface of the organs in your abdomen. It is possible to have PPC even if your ovaries have been removed.
    • Common symptoms include abdominal bloating, changes in bowel habits, early feeling of fullness after eating, bloating and when sever, nausea and vomiting may result
  • Vaginal cancer – cancer that begins in the vagina, that is also called the birth canal. Most cancers are in the lining of the vagina and usually affect women between 50-70 years old. Cancer that starts in the vagina is one of the rarest gynecologic cancers.
    • Common symptoms include unusual vaginal bleeding, pain, problems with urination or bowel movements, watery vaginal discharge, lump or mass in the vagina
  • Vulvar cancer – cancer of the vulva includes the inner and outer lips of the vagina, clitoris, the opening of the vagina and its glands. It is highly curable if detected at an early stage.
    • Common symptoms include itching that will not go away, a bump or lump, pain or burning, bleeding or discharge not related to your normal menstrual period, open sore, ulcer in the genital area
  • Placental tumors – also known as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is cancer that forms when abnormal cells start in the tissue that normally would become the placenta during pregnancy to nurture the baby. Most women with GTD are diagnosed early through routine blood tests and ultrasounds done during early pregnancy.
gynecological cancer team




  • Awanna
  • Azadeh
  • Grace
  • Mary
  • Melanie
  • Patricia

Contact Us

Gynecology Oncology Clinic and Infusion is located on the 2nd floor of the WISH Building in front of the main Parkland Building.

WISH Clinic Building
5200 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235

Contact Information
Main: 214-590-5306

Monday- Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM