World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Cervical Cancer Elimination
On Nov. 17, 2021, the WHO announced that Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first-of-its-kind collaborating centre for cervical cancer elimination. We are proud to be working with the WHO and global partners to generate solutions critical to achieve the key targets for cervical cancer elimination.
The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that leads to the vagina and outside the body. Cervical cancer starts in the cervix — usually slowly, over time. There is often confusion between cancer and pre-cancer, and we have the expertise to provide an accurate diagnosis. Our team includes a gynecologist who specializes in treating precancerous lesions and works closely with gynecologic oncologists to prevent or treat early cancers, as well an expert team of radiation oncologists.
Although most cervical cancer is caused by an HPV infection, not all women with HPV infection develop this cancer. Women who are not regularly tested for HPV or abnormal cells in the cervix are at increased risk. There is a growing awareness of vaccines to prevent HPV in girls, young women, and boys. Transgender males who still have a cervix can develop cervical cancer.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
A dedicated Dysplasia Clinic. The Dysplasia Clinic at Sylvester offers screening, diagnosis, and treatment for pre-invasive diseases of the lower genital tract, including anal dysplasia in both men and women. We offer a wide range of services to prevent cancer, including comprehensive care, education, and HPV and dysplasia counseling.
The leading South Florida center for robotic gynecologic surgery. Our leading-edge technology gives us pinpoint precision for tumor removal. Robotic-assisted surgery offers greater control and allows our surgeons to remove tumors and leave as much normal tissue as possible.
Care designed with women in mind. We provide research-backed care that’s customized to each woman’s needs, with greater convenience. We offer advanced, in-office procedures, the latest diagnostic tests for fast results, and access to comprehensive women's health services for women of all ages.