Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancers. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs, symptoms, and risk factors (things that may increase your chance of getting cancer).

All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers, and risk increases with age. You can lower your risk for some of these cancers. When gynecologic cancers are found early, treatment works best.

Frequently Asked Questions

This 32-page brochure provides detailed information about each of the most common gynecologic cancers. You can download and print the brochure.

Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer
Infórmese sobre el cáncer ginecológico  

Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer.


CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States. Find out if you qualify.

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