Gynecologic cancer treatment options
Physician case review
Our multidisciplinary cancer care conferences review complex cases to provide an expert "second opinion" on diagnosis, pre-treatment evaluation, staging, treatment strategy and rehabilitation. The team includes medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurses, research coordinators and other cancer care staff.
There are several ways to treat gynecologic cancer. The specific type of cancer and how advanced it is will determine your treatment options and may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. Patients often receive a combination of treatments.
Hysterectomy-robotic surgery for early stage GYN cancer
Women with cancerous gynecological conditions are often treated with hysterectomy -- the surgical removal of the uterus. If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for our robot-assisted hysterectomy. This incredibly precise procedure requires only a few small incisions, so you'll experience minimum pain, scarring and downtime. Hysterectomy can also be performed in minimally invasive way, without the use of a robot.
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Our technologically advanced brachytherapy program is the largest and most experienced in the region. In brachytherapy, radioactive material is placed in the body in direct contact with the tumor so that healthy tissues, farther from the radiation source, are exposed to a much lower dose. This technique allows more radiation to be given safely and can result in a much shorter and more convenient course of treatment.
At our Good Samaritan Comprehensive Cancer Center, stress management therapists are available to help patients stay calm with breathing techniques during this procedure.
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Chemotherapy may also be a treatment option.
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