Gynecologic Oncology

New Jersey Cancer Screenings & Treatments

Gynecological cancers still serve as one of the primary killers of women in the United States. At our facilities, we have a comprehensive gynecologic oncology program offering cancer screening, evidence-based treatments, and minimally invasive cancer surgeries. We are the largest healthcare network in New Jersey and offer state-of-the-art treatments from an integrated staff of gynecology oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologic surgeons and other specialists who collaborate to develop an in-depth patient care plan.

What are gynecologic cancers?

Gynecologic cancers are exclusive to the female genital tract. Although they can be difficult to treat once they have fully developed, they can be detected and managed with high success if discovered early. Receiving gynecologic cancer screenings should be included in your regular gynecology checkups.

Overview of gynecologic cancers:

  • Cervical cancer – The cervix is a narrow tube in the lower part of the uterus that connects the uterus to the birth canal. Gynecologists can detect precancerous cells before they advance to the tumor stage during a Pap smear. Precancer cells do not usually result in any symptoms, which is why it’s important to receive your regularly scheduled Pap smear.
  • Ovarian cancer – There are several types of ovarian cancer, but all of them begin somewhere in the ovaries. This cancer can be difficult to detect. If you experience persistent bloating, pelvic pain, loss of appetite and the urge to urinate often, you should discuss these symptoms with your doctors as they could be signs of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is rarely diagnosed in the early stages, meaning it is important you bring up the issue with a medical professional if you notice the warning signs.
  • Endometrial cancer – This cancer forms in the lining of the uterus—the endometrium – and is sometimes referred to as uterine cancer. Endometria is relatively easy to catch in the early stages because one of its first symptoms is abnormal vaginal bleeding. If you have experienced unexpected bleeding between periods, you should ask your doctor for a cancer screening. You may have an increased risk of uterine cancer if you began menstruating before age 12, have never been pregnant or have a history of the disease in your family.

After assessing your risk factors and medical history, our knowledgeable gynecologists can tell you how often you should receive screenings for gynecological cancers. Early detection and intervention are key in the battle against all forms of cancer.

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94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
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300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Lakewood
600 River Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 923-7700
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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Jersey City Medical Center Women's Health Center at Grove St
116 Newark Ave at Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 984-1270
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7700
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Medical Specialty Services at Bayonne
16 East 29th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(973) 926-7280
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell
4013 Route 9
Suite 2S
Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 923-7700
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Colts Neck
310 Route 34 South
Second Floor
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 923-7700
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Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center
377 Jersey Avenue
Ground Floor, Medical Office Building
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(877) 393-5374
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Center for Breast Health and Disease Management - Westfield
560 Springfield Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090
(973) 322-7020
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The Family Health Center (FHC) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
166 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7300
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Community Medical Center Women's Imaging Center - Toms River
368 Lakehurst Rd
1st Floor
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8146
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Eric B. Chandler Health Center at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
277 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 235-6700
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Eric B. Chandler Health Center Church St. Annex
123 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 235-2052
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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group at Monroe
800 Bunn Drive
Suite 303
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 655-5178
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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
18 Centre Drive
Clinical Academic Building (CAB)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(609) 655-5178
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