The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine cares for over 450 new gynecologic cancer patients each year resulting in over 1300 chemotherapy admissions and more than 1500 surgical procedures annually. There are approximately 8,000 outpatient visits each year.
The services offered by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology include the treatment and follow-up of patients with gynecologic malignancies. Surgical expertise, as well as expertise in the management of patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy, are just part of the services offered. Several clinical trials are available with new treatment options and drugs. In addition to eight full-time physician faculty members, the division also includes eight full-time oncology nurses and three nurse practitioners.
The gynecologic or female reproductive cancers include cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vulva, vagina and cervix. (For detailed information on these cancers, click here.) All new patients begin with a thorough evaluation, including a review of the individual's personal and family health history, as well as a physical examination and pelvic examination. It is often necessary for the physicians to review medical record information and pathology information from referring physicians and hospitals prior to the first appointment. Each patient is extremely important, and ample time is provided to address her questions and concerns. A team of health care professionals, including gynecologic oncologists and oncology nurses, who are devoted to providing quality individualized care, are available for emergency contact 24 hours a day.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (314) 362-3181