Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. South performs procedures for complex benign gynecologic conditions and all forms of minor and radical surgeries for gynecologic precancerous and cancerous diseases, including but not limited to the diagnosis and treatment of:

Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the lower, narrow part of a woman’s uterus that connects the uterus with the vagina. Cancer cells in the cervix are abnormal tissue cells that grow out of control. The extra tissue that results is called a growth or tumor. Learn more about cervical cancer

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are two almond-sized organs located in a woman’s pelvis. Over 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States each year. Early diagnosis is complicated because symptoms may be non-existent or not significant enough to motivate a woman to seek medical evaluation. Learn more about ovarian cancer

Endometrial / Uterine Cancer

The lining of the uterus is called endometrium. Endometrial cancer is most often seen in women over 50, and because of its symptoms, it is frequently discovered early, leading to a high rate of treatment success. Learn more about endometrial / uterine cancer

Tubal Cancer

The fallopian tubes allow the egg to pass from the ovaries to the uterus and are part of a woman’s reproductive cycle. Cancer cells growing in the fallopian tubes are called tubal cancer. This is the rarest of the gynecological cancers. Learn more about tubal cancer

Vaginal Cancer

The vagina is the canal between the cervix and the outside of the body. It is often referred to as the birth canal because a baby must pass through the vagina during childbirth. Cancer of the vagina is not common, and early intervention can cure the disease. Learn more about vaginal cancer

Vulvar Cancer

The external part of a woman’s genitals is called the vulva. Cancer in this area is uncommon, but when it occurs, it is slow growing and may develop over several years. Learn more about vulvar cancer

Peritoneal Cancer

The peritoneum is the sheet of tissue that lines the abdominal cavity and supports the abdominal organs, protecting them and preventing them from sticking together. Abnormal growth of peritoneal cells may be a condition called primary peritoneal cancer. Learn more about peritoneal cancer