Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis

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The tests and tools used to diagnose gynecologic cancer depend upon the type and location of the suspected cancer, as well as factors such as the patient’s medical history and overall health status. A detailed diagnosis helps the doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center create the right treatment plan for each patient.

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s gynecologic cancer specialists use the most advanced diagnostic tools available, such as:

  • Imaging studies: Including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Transvaginal ultrasound: Involving the placing of an ultrasound probe into the vagina
  • Endoscopy: Using a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) to visualize parts of the female reproductive system
  • Tissue biopsies and body-fluid samples: Providing small samples of suspicious tissue for UT Southwestern pathologists to evaluate
  • Molecular tissue testing: For determining tumor-specific genes, proteins, and other characteristics

Learn more about how our specialists diagnose specific gynecologic cancers:

Diagnosis might occur in our office or in consultation with a referring obstetrician/gynecologist.