Gynecologic Cancer Care

Roper St. Francis Healthcare provides the most advanced, comprehensive care for gynecologic cancers. Our multidisciplinary team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other specialists work together to develop individualized cancer treatment plans for the best outcomes possible.

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Diagnosis & treatment

Diagnosing gynecologic cancers

Our team of highly skilled physicians uses a range of procedures and the latest advancements to diagnose gynecologic cancers, beginning with physical and pelvic exam and getting a complete medical history, as well as additional tests that may include:

  • Imaging studies (such as MRI, CT scan or ultrasound)
  • Pap test (in which cervical cells are studied to look for changes)
  • Colposcopy
  • Hysteroscopy 
  • Biopsy

Gynecologic cancers treated

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian and fallopian tube cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Gynecologic cancer treatment

Depending on the specifics of the diagnosis and cancer stage, treatment options include:

  • Minimally invasive, robotic and reconstructive surgery (Roper St. Francis Healthcare was the first in the region to offer highly precise robotic surgery)
  • Electrocoagulation (heat) therapy or laser ablation (for pre-invasive cancer of the cervix)
  • Radiation therapy, including brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy or intraperitoneal chemotherapy (injected into the abdomen)
  • Biological therapy
  • Targeted therapies
  • Vaccines

Support services for gynecologic cancer patients

Through our Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute and other resources, Roper St. Francis Cancer Care provides support to all of our cancer patients’ needs – mind, body and spirit. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your cancer journey.

Learn more about our support programs for gynecological cancers. 


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