Diagnosis

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.

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s gynecologic cancer specialists use the most advanced diagnostic tools available. These include:

Imaging studies
Includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET)
Transvaginal ultrasound
Endoscopy
Uses a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) to visualize parts of the female reproductive system
Tissue biopsies and body-fluid samples
Evaluated by UT Southwestern pathologists
Molecular tissue testing
Determines tumor-specific genes, proteins, and other characteristics

Learn more about how specific gynecologic cancers are diagnosed:

Diagnosis may occur in our office or we may be confirming a diagnosis made by a referring obstetrician/gynecologist. At UT Southwestern, we work closely with referring doctors and take good care of their patients until they can be returned to their normal care.

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To schedule an appointment with a gynecologic cancer specialist, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.