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If you need gynecologic cancer care in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin, you’ll be glad to know this highly specialized care is available at Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street. Our gynecologic oncologist and cancer care team will provide you with women’s reproductive cancer care close to home where you can get the support of your family and friends.
A gynecologic oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers that are located on a woman's reproductive organs. Gynecologic oncologists have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and also received additional training, called a fellowship, in gynecologic oncology.
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Rely on us for women’s reproductive cancer care including evaluation and treatment for cancers of the vulva, vagina, pelvis, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
Our gynecologic oncologist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Your comprehensive cancer treatment may involve chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or gynecologic surgery. Your cancer care team will manage every step of your treatment and follow-up visits.
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Learn about symptoms of gynecologic cancer and when you should see a doctor.
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(DESCRIPTION)Text, Medical Insight.
(SPEECH)SPEAKER 1: Welcome to Medical Insight, a weekly health care feature brought to you by the experts at Essentia Health. Here's your host, Kim Kaiser.
(DESCRIPTION)Kim Kaiser speaks to the camera from a clinic hallway.
(SPEECH)KIM KAISER: In today's Medical Insight, we talk to surgeon and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Colleen Evans. Dr. Evans treats cancers, also called malignancies, that affect the gynecologic track in women.
(DESCRIPTION)Dr. Colleen Evans, gynecologic oncologist, speaks to the camera inside of an operating room. She wears a scrub cap, and blue surgical scrubs.
(SPEECH)DR. COLLEEN EVANS: Any woman who's gone through menopause and has abnormal bleeding certainly needs to get evaluated as soon as possible. Whether it's with her general practitioner, her gynecologist, her internal medicine doctor. Other symptoms that are associated with gynecologic malignancies are really non-specific. They're bloating, they're feeling full early, changes in bowel and bladder habits sometimes. But those can be suggestive of any condition going on, not specifically a gynecologic malignancy. KIM KAISER: Dr. Evans says if a woman has these symptoms, she should check with her primary care doctor. She also stresses the importance of routine physical exams and screenings. If cancer is found, there are comprehensive treatments available right here at Essentia Health. DR. COLLEEN EVANS: I partner with the radiation oncology department and we make comprehensive plans for patients who need radiation after they've received surgery or before they undergo surgery with me. I also partner with the hematologic oncology department here, which delivers chemotherapy to my patients. KIM KAISER: A comprehensive approach to cancer care is vital. And Dr. Evans says being able to receive care as close to home as possible is just as important. DR. COLLEEN EVANS: It's important to have cancer treatment close to home because that's where the support network is, that's where surveillance can happen and that's where your home hospital is. So having cancer care close to home with a family support system, I think, is the most important part. KIM KAISER: For Medical Insight, I'm Kim Kaiser. SPEAKER 1: To learn more about this topic call our experts at 786-3107 or log on to EssentiaHealth. org.
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