All of our gynecologic cancer specialists at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute work as a part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to your well-being. Together, we ensure that our cancer care team provides a powerful support system for you and your loved ones.
Our gynecologic oncology specialists will lead your team, along with our radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists. You’ll also have access to:
Gynecologic oncology involves cancers that begin in a woman’s reproductive organs. Northside has the expertise needed to treat every type of gynecologic cancer, including:
A regularly scheduled gynecology exam is a preventive measure to try to detect cancer early before people have symptoms.
The screening test for cervical cancer is called the Pap smear or Pap test. To help diagnose cervical cancer early, we recommend that women regularly see their primary care physician or OB/GYN doctor for a pelvic exam and Pap test.
Other tests will be used if your doctor suspects that you might have cervical cancer or another type of gynecologic cancer. These might include:
Northside Hospital’s Gynecologic Cancer Program offers a wide variety of treatment options for all types of gynecologic cancer. Your gynecologic oncologist will design a treatment plan based on the type and extent of your cancer while keeping in mind the needs and goals of you and your family.
Surgery is a common treatment for many gynecologic cancers. In addition, doctors may advise radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is also on the leading edge of cancer research. In fact, our Research Program represents one of the largest community-based oncology/hematology programs in the U.S. Women who choose to enroll in a gynecologic oncology clinical trial may benefit both from expert care and the knowledge that they are helping scientists discover better ways to prevent and fight cancer.