Female pelvic masses develop in the gynecologic or pelvic organs, such as the bladder, kidneys, uterus, cervix or other nearby organ. There are many conditions that can cause a mass to develop in the pelvic area, and many of these masses are not cancerous. However, when cancer is detected it is important to seek specialized treatment from cancer experts.
Symptoms of female pelvic tumors
When a mass develops in the pelvic region, it may result in a variety of symptoms. The most common symptom is pain in the pelvic area. Other common symptoms include:
- Swelling in the abdomen
Because there are so many conditions that can cause a female pelvic mass to develop, it is important to consult with a physician if you start experiencing any of these symptoms. Your physician can run any necessary diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a cancer diagnosis and discuss your next steps with treatment.
Treatment for a female pelvic mass
Treatment for a cancerous pelvic mass may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of more than one treatment. Moffitt’s oncologists take an individualized approach to treating female pelvic tumors, and the treatment plan we recommend for you will take many factors into account, including the type and stage of cancer, the location and size of the tumor and your general health. Our multispecialty team meets regularly as a tumor board to ensure our patients receive a tailored treatment plan that gives them the best chance of a successful outcome and improved quality of life.
Moffitt offers a broad range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services for women with pelvic tumors. If you have been diagnosed with a female pelvic tumor and would like to learn about your treatment options at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients with or without a referral.