Diagnosing gynecologic cancer
Annual exams and routine screening tests can help you catch gynecologic cancers early – when they’re easier to treat. Ask your primary care provider or gynecologist what preventive care is right for you.
Feel confident you’re getting expert care at ProHealth. Your multidisciplinary cancer care team includes a gynecologic oncologist – a doctor with advanced training in diagnosing and treating female reproductive system cancers.
Gynecologic cancers we treat
Count on a team with experience caring for women affected by:
- Cervical cancer
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Uterine cancer, including endometrial cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Gynecologic cancer treatments
Depending on your specific condition and preferences, your care plan may include:
- Radiation therapy, including brachytherapy
- Surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery
If you have vaginal cancer, you may benefit from a type of radiation therapy called vaginal high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. With this treatment, a small tube is placed inside the vagina. Then, a radioactive source travels through a cable into the tube. Radiation is delivered for three to 15 minutes, and then the tube is removed. Most patients have three to five weekly treatment sessions.
Hysterectomy may be part of your gynecologic cancer treatment if you have cervical, ovarian or uterine cancer. During a hysterectomy, your doctor removes all or some of your uterus. Your cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries and/or lymph nodes may also be removed.
Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for robotic-assisted hysterectomy. You may benefit from:
- Faster recovery
- Lower risk of complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller scars
Gynecologic cancer clinical trials
Ask your doctor if you’d benefit from a gynecologic cancer clinical trial at ProHealth. If you’re a candidate, you may be eligible for new treatments not widely available.
Support and wellness
Take advantage of support and wellness services that help you live well throughout and after your cancer journey.