If you may have or do have gynecologic cancer, getting the correct diagnosis the first time, followed by the right treatment, is a very important step toward a cure. Gynecologic cancers affect women's reproductive organs—uterus, ovaries, cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva and vagina. The specialists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, are uniquely trained to make an early diagnosis and treat all types of gynecologic cancer.
Prentice Women's Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment for the following:
- Tumors and cancers of the female reproductive system
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Abnormal pap tests
- Cervical dysplasia
- Complex ovarian cysts
- Gestational trophoblastic diseases
- Pelvic tumors
- Pre-invasive cancers
At Prentice, we know how important it is to practice personalized medicine and to treat the whole patient, which in part means offering:
- The right treatment
- At the right time
- Based on the right tests
- For the right patient
A Treatment Philosophy that Focuses on You
Our treatment philosophy embraces caring for the whole patient—body, mind and spirit. Winning this battle, by preventing and curing women's cancer, is something we work toward every day. We believe that every woman faced with gynecologic cancer should survive with her hopes and dreams intact.
For most cancers that afflict women, it is imperative that women are diagnosed as early as possible, so diagnostic procedures and doctors skilled at diagnosis are of the utmost importance.
How Our Care is Different
Many studies have shown that rare conditions and cancers are best treated by specialists who care for women with these conditions regularly. Our gynecologic oncologists are experts in diagnosing and treating gynecologic cancers, and we have years of experience leading gynecologic cancer programs. We also participate in many clinical trials that help us learn more about women's cancer and how to best treat them.
If you come to Northwestern Memorial to be treated for cancer, we will work with you to find a treatment plan that works for you. We understand that every woman is different, and we will respect your desire to include personal elements in your care plan, such as:
- Complimentary therapies, including integrative medicine and wellness
- Emotional support
- Physical rehabilitation
As we move toward a cure for cancer, we do what we can with what we know today.
When women of childbearing age are diagnosed with cancer, many are concerned about losing the ability to have children. Fortunately, we are able to preserve fertility with some female cancers. Visit MyOncofertility.org for more information about preserving fertility.
If you or a loved one has been told you may have or do have cancer, and you’d like to be evaluated or treated by one of the gynecologic oncologists at Northwestern Memorial, call 312-695-0990. An intake nurse will help you decide if a gynecologic cancer specialist is the right doctor for you, and may ask for your medical records or doctor’s referral.
If you don’t have a doctor or would like to make an appointment with a gynecologist for the first time, call 1-877-926-4664 or request an appointment online.
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