Published: Aug. 22, 2011
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011
Surgery to remove cancer and surrounding tissue is the most common treatment for gynecologic cancers.
The type of surgery and how much tissue is removed depends on the type of cancer, its stage, and the overall health of the patient. Below are some common surgical procedures performed to treat gynecologic cancers.
Various surgical procedures are used to remove abnormal cells before they become cancerous or to remove cancer itself by inserting instruments through the vagina, as is done during a pap smear.
Learn more about treatments for gynecologic cancer: