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 all aspects of gynecologic cancer surgery, including radical cytoreductive surgery and minimally invasive surgical options for treating all types of gynecologic cancers. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art methods for surgical techniques, such as cancer staging, radical hysterectomy, and radical vulvectomy.
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we deliver the best gynecologic 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 survival and outcomes are improved when cancer treatment is obtained from highly skilled and specialized cancer surgeons. Treating these cancers can be challenging, either because they often aren’t discovered until they are fairly well advanced or because of their surgical and medical complexity. 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 cancer staging, radical gynecologic cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgical options. In addition, our experts 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. We encourage patients to 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.
Overview of our Gynecologic Cancer program
Hear about UT Southwestern's approach to gynecologic oncology care from five of our specialists.
Services for Gynecologic Cancer
Our surgeons have expertise in 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 surgeons are experts at surgical treatment of ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancer. Our patients also have access to minimally invasive surgical options.
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.
Gynecologic Oncology Prevention
We offer comprehensive services to patients with a hereditary risk for gynecologic cancers. These include patients with genetic mutations that increase their risk for developing ovarian, fallopian tube, and endometrial cancer.
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.