Treatment Options in Gynecologic Oncology
All new patients who see our gynecologic oncologists begin with a thorough evaluation, including a review of personal and family health history, as well as a physical and pelvic exam. Prior to your appointment, your physician may need to review medical records and pathology reports from referring physicians and hospitals.
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If cancer is diagnosed, a multi-specialty team meets with the patient to ensure a personalized and comprehensive approach. Each patient’s physical and emotional needs are met in the most coordinated and compassionate manner possible.
Our patients are offered a full range of educational and counseling services, cancer risk assessments and access to dozens of local and national studies designed to treat gynecologic cancer (learn more about clinical trials below). Treatment options for gynecologic malignancies include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Many patients are able to benefit from minimally invasive surgery, which our physicians provide via the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Clinical trials for patients with cancer
Our patients may also benefit from new treatments and fertility-sparing options undergoing review in clinical studies. Many of our physicians are leading trials that may improve on or identify new treatment options for gynecologic cancers, and to preserve quality of life during and after treatment. If you are interested in a study, our care team will help you understand if participating in a trial is the best option for you.
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Links to Siteman Cancer Center website
In addition to trials conducted by our practice group, several treatment protocols under review are offered through the Washington University Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, through its membership in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. This clinical research group is dedicated to research using radiation therapy techniques. Through our physicians, you may also have access to new treatment protocols sponsored by drug companies.
Talk to your physician if you are interested in participating in a clinical trial. Ongoing studies led by our team are listed on the Siteman Cancer Center website.
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