The Gynecologic Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital uses a multidisciplinary approach. Supported by a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, oncology nurses and researchers, our cancer patients can face their disease from a position of strength.
Gynecologic Cancers Risk
Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs and symptoms, different risk factors and different prevention strategies. All women are at risk for different types of gynecologic cancer, and risk increases with age. A woman who is experiencing abdominal or pelvic pain should see her doctor. Symptoms may be caused by something other than gynecologic cancer, but an evaluation by a physician is the only way to know for sure.
At Smilow Cancer Hospital, we treat precancerous changes of the vulva, vagina and cervix, including dysplasia and carcinomas in these organs; premalignant changes of the endometrium, including adenomatous hyperplasias; vulvar cancer; vaginal cancer; cervical cancer; uterine cancer; fallopian tube cancer; ovarian cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease; and soft-tissue tumors of the pelvis.
Why Smilow Cancer Hospital for Gynecologic Oncology
At Smilow Cancer Hospital, gynecologic oncology services unite a multidisciplinary team of clinicians. Our physicians are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology, which brings together surgery, chemotherapy and radiation oncology.
The multidisciplinary focus extends to the tumor board, held weekly under the direction of the Gynecologic Cancers Program working in concert with radiation oncology and pathology. The slide for all gynecologic cancer patients are reviewed at the tumor board. All therapeutic decisions are made by a panel of experts in the field of gynecologic malignancy diagnosis and management.
Other key aspects of gynecologic oncology include: