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Every woman is at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer. It is estimated that there will be about 78,000 new gynecologic carcinomas diagnosed each year. These cancers can involve the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Medical research has discovered that some classes of genes, called oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, promote the growth of cancer. Almost all cervical cancers and some cancers of the vagina and vulva are caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus (HPV).

Many of these tumors have only subtle symptoms and must be diagnosed with a biopsy. UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Gynecologic Pathology Division provides accurate and timely diagnoses of diagnostic and therapeutic biopsies and second opinions. Specimens include:
  • Vulva
  • Vagina
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Metastatic nodal disease

We are privileged to provide you with the most advanced laboratory tests to rapidly and accurately diagnose your patients. Our Division is supported by a highly qualified technical staff and a state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology laboratory for the study of gynecologic cancers.

 Gynecological Pathology