Services We Provide
We provide consultation and a range of services for patients with known or suspected gynecologic cancer.
Many patients will have a surgery as their first treatment. Complex gynecologic surgery removes the tumor and other growths that may have spread. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to keep the incision are small and to improve the surgical recovery time.
As every woman is different, surgeries are planned to provide the best approach for each patient. Our procedures include:
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- DaVinci Robotic Surgery
- Comprehensive Surgical Staging
- Tumor Debulking
- Prophylactic Surgery for Prevention of Gynecologic Cancer
- Sentinel Node Mapping
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells. When used with other treatments, chemotherapy can:
- Make a tumor smaller before surgery or radiation therapy.
- Destroy cancer cells that may remain after treatment with surgery or radiation therapy.
- Destroy cancer cells that have returned or spread to other parts of your body.
Clinical Trials for patients with gynecologic cancer
A clinical trial is medical research that can be used to test new treatments and procedures. Your Cancer Center physician will alert you to any clinical trials that may be appropriate for you. More information on clinical trials.
Genetic testing and surveillance for high-risk patients
Genetic testing uses laboratory methods to look at your genes, and may be used to identify increased risks of some cancers. Patients in the high-risk program have access to genetic counseling, and ovarian cancer risk assessment is available for patients with possible Familial Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
Genetic counseling includes family history, psychosocial assessments, and education on hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic (lab) testing, and risk assessment.
Pre-test and post-test counseling ensure that each patient can make informed decisions to reduce risk based on the genetic test results. Prophylactic laparoscopic surgery for removal of the tubes/ovaries/uterus is offered when indicated. For a patient diagnosed with cancer, each person has a unique combination of genetic changes which are brought into treatment decisions.