A Fox Chase Women's Cancer Center Program

Gynecological Cancer Treatment

Where you go first makes a difference

Gynecologic Oncology affects the reproductive tract in women.

 

With our Nurse Navigators,
someone will be there
to assist you
at every step along the way,
from the first call
through follow-up visits.

Patients who come to the Center for gynecological cancer treatment are offered individualized, compassionate care with a focus on wellness, stress reduction and quality of life and access to our full scope of research opportunities, with a personal guide to help the patient navigate the details.
Meet the Nurse Navigators »

 

Fox Chase Cancer Center's team
of physicians specializes in
gynecological cancer—in your cancer.

A multispecialty team offers
the most comprehensive treatment options.

Personalized medicine at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center gives you a level of support hard to match anywhere else in the Philadelphia region.

This means the level of specialized experience is high, which leads to better outcomes.

When you arrive, your case is reviewed by specialists from all fields, not just one physician. Fox Chase Cancer Center is home to the nation's top doctors for gynecologic oncology.

They offer a range of treatment options and clinical trials, working together to plan the most effective gynecological cancer treatment for you.

 


Patient Stories: Cervical Cancer | Ovarian Cancer | Gynecologic Malignancies

 

Treatment Options

Your gynecologic oncology treatment is tailored by the Fox Chase team to meet your personalized needs. It may involve surgery, radiation, or sometimes chemotherapy.

Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

Standard surgery or more often da Vinci® robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is offered for cancers requiring the removal of the uterus (partial hysterectomy), uterus and cervix (total hysterectomy), fallopian tubes and/or ovaries (may be removed as part of hysterectomy or separately). da Vinci also can be used to help determine the stage of the cancer.

Not all patients are appropriate candidates for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. It is generally best suited for women under the age of 70, who have not had prior pelvic radiation or surgery.

Radiation

Fox Chase Cancer Center's radiation therapists use innovative methods to deliver radiation to patients, including external beam radiation therapy, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which accurately and precisely delivers high doses of radiation to the tumor; or internal radiation therapy (the use of radioactive implants, otherwise known as high-dose rate therapy) such as brachytherapy, which allows outpatient treatment.

Fox Chase gynecological oncologists offer standard chemotherapy or clinical trials.

Clinical Trials

Find a Clinical Trial

As a leading member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), Fox Chase offers a number of clinical trials for patients with gynecological cancers.

Research is key to developing new gynecological cancer treatments.

Fox Chase is a leader as a National Cancer Institute Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. Fox Chase is the only center in Pennsylvania and the first of only 2 facilities on the East Coast to receive a SPORE grant for ovarian cancer.

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Appointments
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Women's Cancer Center

U.S. News and World Report Names Fox Chase Cancer Center Among the "Best Hospitals" in the Nation for Cancer Care

US News and World Report Best Fox Chase is ranked as high performing in gynecological cancers.
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NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Fox Chase is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Learn why this distinction is important in the level of cancer care you can expect.

Resources and Education for Patients and their families

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