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Pelvic masses are common occurrences for women that often lead to a visit with a surgeon. Many women who feel a lump or a mass in their pelvic area find it while lying in bed. Other women notice their stomach gets bigger despite trying to lose weight. Some women describe a heavy feeling, as though… Read More

In my practice I am often asked about the differences between “cancer” and “pre-cancer.” Dysplasia, another word for precancer, is commonly misunderstood. Learn what it means- and see what your cervix looks like under a microscope in my Ask Doctor K video below. Visit my YouTube Channel, DoctorKTV, for more information on gynecologic oncology.

The vulva is the skin and soft tissue that make up the lips outside of a woman’s vagina.  Cancers of the vulva can come from any of the different types of tissue that make up the vulva, such as the skin, the glands, the hair follicles, the small muscles, or even the pigment in the… Read More

In my practice I am often faced with difficult questions regarding how the stage of cancer is reached by the medical field, and what that means for a patient’s health and prognosis. Here are some explanations you may find helpful, as this can be a diffcult topic to address. The term malignancy describes cells that… Read More

Cervical cancer is caused by HPV and can occur if severe dysplasia is left untreated. Again, not all women with HPV get dysplasia, and not all women with dysplasia get cervical cancer. Certain factors predispose women to the progression of dysplasia to cancer, including smoking, immunosuppression, poor nutrition, and an unhealthy lifestyle. In general, cervical… Read More