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.
Your primary care physician may team up with one of our gynecologic oncology specialists, as well as our medical oncologists, 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:
Each type of gynecological cancer has its own signs and symptoms. That’s why it’s essential to talk to your OB/GYN if you have concerns. But here are a few symptoms to be aware of:
Each type of gynecologic cancer has its own particular risk factors, but every female should be aware of general gynecologic cancer risk factors that may include:
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.
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.
A diagnosis of gynecologic cancer may impact many areas of your life, including your sexual health or fertility. Our supportive resources and caring providers make us genuinely different because we provide complete care for body and mind, always with your well-being and personal needs as our top priority.
Our specially trained cancer nurse navigators help guide you along your cancer care pathway. They work alongside the entire care team to coordinate your care, educate you about your treatment plan and help you get the right support from Northside Hospital
Cancer Institute’s practical, spiritual, emotional, financial and physical support and survivorship resources.