At Touro our experts are trained at treating all gynecologic cancers. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs and symptoms, different risk factors, and different prevention strategies. Our multidisciplinary team creates comprehensive, individualized treatment plans and offers the most advanced treatment options for all patients.
Gynecological surgery combines a unique blend of medical oncology and complex surgery. Gynecological oncology surgery can be performed through minimally invasive procedures used to remove cancer tissues. Surgical procedures for gynecologic cancers include:
- Debulking Surgery: Removes as much of the tumor as possible, typically in preparation for chemotherapy so there will be less tumor to treat
- Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the uterus.
- Salpingo-Oophorectomy: surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes
- Lymph Node Removal: surgery t removes some or all lymph nodes affected by cancer
Chemotherapy is one of the most common cancer treatment options and involves the use of medicines to treat cancer. You and your doctor will work together to choose which drug or combination of drugs will be used, as well as your dosages, frequency, and length of treatment.
Radiation therapy is an essential treatment for most gynecologic cancers. The way radiation therapy is given depends on the type and stage of the cancer being treated. External and internal radiation therapy is used to treat cervical cancer.
Gaining Insight into Real Living (GIRL) Talk is a support group for women who have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Various topics on coping during cancer treatment and beyond are discussed.
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I have a family that’s with me all the way. As I walk through my treatment, they walk with me.
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