The Gynecologic Oncology team at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, led by renowned gynecologic surgeon Dr. Hyung Suk Ryu, provides advanced treatment options for cervical, uterine, ovarian and other reproductive system cancers.

Dr. Ryu works closely with UM St. Joseph's multidisciplinary oncology experts to effectively treat GYN cancers from early Stage I to complex Stage IV genital tract cancers. Women with gynecologic cancers rely on these gifted diagnosticians for their skill, expertise, compassion and surgical talent. To ensure continuity of care and to optimize recovery, our physicians keep referring providers informed of their patients' treatment and progress, every step of the way.

Our experienced team of specialists is thoroughly dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic cancers, including a holistic philosophy that is attentive to mind, body and spirit, and focuses on patients as individuals.

Cervical Cancer

Tests to diagnose cervical cancer include:

  • Pap test
  • Colposcopy
  • Biopsy

Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. Tests may include:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Pelvic exam - the physician uses a gloved finger to examine the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum for lumps or a change in size or shape
  • Pap test
  • Biopsy of the uterine lining
  • Dilation and curettage (D & C)

Ovarian Cancer

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination. Tests may include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Lower GI series or barium enema – a series of x-rays of the colon and rectum after having an enema containing barium

For more information about Gynecologic Oncology at UM SJMC, or to make an appointment, please call 410-337-1338.