Patients with cancers of the female reproductive system are able to receive surgical and medical management of their condition from a board certified gynecologic oncologist at Singing River Health System’s Cancer Center.
Providing Surgical and Medical Management of Female Cancers
The cervix is prone to develop precancerous cells that may turn into cancer over time, particularly if a woman has been exposed to Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. If precancerous lesions are left untreated, they can develop into an invasive cancer that requires additional treatment. Click to learn more about treatments for cervical cancer.
Also known as Endometrial cancer, Uterine Cancer is the most common malignancy of the female reproductive system. This cancer is typically diagnosed by a Gynecologic Oncologist and treated by a hysterectomy with removal of certain pelvic lymph nodes.
Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare cancer, but there is no screening test to find it in asymptomatic patients. The result is that ovarian cancer tends to be diagnosed in advanced stages like III or IV. Click to learn more about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and treatment options.
Meet Dr. Finan
First Visit Information
If you are a new patient of Dr. Finan, learn what to expect before, during, and after your first appointment with him at the Cancer Center by reading What to Expect.
How to See the Gynecologic Oncologist
Most of Dr. Finan’s patients are referred to him by their own doctor or health care provider. These may include your OB/GYN, primary care provider, internist, surgeon, or gastroenterologist.
If you are not sure, then consider calling us to ask if you should be seen. Certainly if you have one of the following you should absolutely request a referral to see a Gynecologic Oncologist:
- Ovarian Cancer
- Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
- Cancer of the fallopian tube
- Ovarian mass suspicious for cancer
- Abnormal pap during pregnancy
- Personal history of breast cancer diagnosed prior to the age of 50
- Family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer