Our team of hundreds of leading cancer physicians and oncology-trained support staff is a trusted partner in returning patients with cancer to good health.
UT Southwestern Medical Center offers gynecologic cancer patients access to the latest treatments in a compassionate, modern environment. Our surgeons have special expertise in minimally invasive options for treating all types of gynecologic cancers.
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we deliver the best cancer care available today and push to discover new treatments. NCI designation means we offer patients the ability to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, with access to potential therapies not available at other facilities.
Experienced Team, Most Advanced Treatments
Gynecologic cancer can be challenging to treat because many cases aren’t discovered until they are fairly well advanced. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced gynecologic cancer team fighting for each patient, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
At UT Southwestern, our gynecologic cancer specialists are skilled in minimally invasive surgical options, have access to the most advanced chemotherapies and targeted drugs, and use the latest techniques in tissue-sparing radiation therapy.
As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern regularly conducts gynecologic cancer-related clinical trials. These programs give our patients access to the latest medical and surgical treatments. Patients should talk with their doctor about access to clinical trials.
Types of Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. The cancers are named for the locations where they begin and include:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Gestational trophoblastic disease, which occurs in pregnant women, is also considered a gynecologic cancer, but it’s rare.
Services for Gynecologic Cancer
UT Southwestern is one of the most advanced cancer centers in the world. Our patients get unique access to new drugs and the latest treatment techniques, often before they are available in other places.
Our patients also have access to minimally invasive surgical options. While minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery, is not new in the treatment of gynecologic cancers, skill and experience in this area make a huge difference. Our surgeons are trained to use the latest technologies to remove gynecologic cancers and have been doing so for many years, leading to less pain and faster recovery times for our patients.
Our Whole-Patient Approach
Our comprehensive, specialized gynecologic cancer care team doesn’t stop with treating the cancer itself. UT Southwestern’s whole-patient approach to care means our clinicians also help patients with issues such as pain management, nutrition, psychosocial adjustments, and cancer’s impact on their families.
We also emphasize cancer screening and prevention – giving high-risk women opportunities for risk assessment, genetic counseling, preventive surgery, and proactive medical management.
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