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How can I tell if it's gyno or brest cancer?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Breast vs Gyn cancer

Breast cancer begins in the breast while gyn cancers begin in the ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva or placenta.
If it is present in gyn organs and the breast then it will be up to a pathologist to look under a microscope and determine it.

In brief: Breast vs Gyn cancer

Breast cancer begins in the breast while gyn cancers begin in the ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva or placenta.
If it is present in gyn organs and the breast then it will be up to a pathologist to look under a microscope and determine it.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Vasthi Wilson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Location

Gynecologic cancers start in a female patient's pelvis (ovaries, uterus, cervix, etc).
Breast cancers start in the breast, although can sometimes present with a lump in the armpit. So if a woman has cancer in her pelvis, it is more likely to be gyn than breast.

In brief: Location

Gynecologic cancers start in a female patient's pelvis (ovaries, uterus, cervix, etc).
Breast cancers start in the breast, although can sometimes present with a lump in the armpit. So if a woman has cancer in her pelvis, it is more likely to be gyn than breast.
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