Gynecological Cancer Care
Gynecologic cancer is the growth of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs. It comprises several types of cancer—cervical, ovarian, uterine (or endometrial), vaginal, vulvar and primary peritoneal cancers and gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)—each of which has different signs and symptoms, risk factors and methods for prevention.
Each year, more than 80,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecological cancer. Uterine cancer is the most common, with approximately 39,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed in the US annually, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute’s integrated cancer program uses a multidisciplinary team-based approach to leverage our specialists’ collective experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating even the most challenging gynecologic cancers.
Patients and families deserve the very best in cancer care. Women can count on Sarasota Memorial to provide the latest in all aspects of gynecologic (GYN) cancer care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and survivorship resources. Our minimally invasive and robotic surgical program—the region’s most comprehensive—is equipped to treat women with gynecological cancers and a range of non-cancerous conditions.
Gynecological Cancers We Treat
Below are the gynecological cancers that Sarasota Memorial commonly treats. If you’re seeking care for a specific or rare cancer that isn’t on this list, please call 941-917-7777, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer / Uterine cancer
- Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)
- Ovarian cancer
- Primary peritoneal cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Navigating GYN Cancer
No two patients are the same, and neither are their cancer journeys.
Need help navigating yours?
Contact our GYN Cancer Nurse Navigator at 941-917-7513 or GYNnavigation@smh.com.
Gynecological Cancer Treatment
The Sarasota Memorial Cancer Care program features advanced imaging services, an infusion center, offering chemotherapy and other targeted therapies, as well as the most innovative, minimally invasive treatment solutions. Minimally invasive procedures, such as DaVinci Robotic-assisted surgery, have less impact on the patient’s body, which means less pain for the patient, faster recovery, and reduced risk of complication or infection.
Surgical Treatments for Gynecological Cancer
- Robotic, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
- Laser surgery
- Pelvic exenteration
- Lymph node dissection
- Cytoreductive/debulking surgery
Non-surgical treatments for Gynecological Cancer
- Hormone therapy
- Imaging-guided treatments, including embolization and ablation therapies
- Radiation therapy (by referral)
- Targeted Drug Therapy
Cancer Care Beyond Treatment
At Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute, we treat more than just the disease. Our care focuses on the whole person, helping patients—and their families—through the physical, emotional and mental effects of cancer and cancer treatment. This integrated, 360-degree cancer care approach includes:
Gynecologic Cancer Review Board
Collaboration is key for the very best care and treatment for cancer patients. Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute’s multi-disciplinary team of specialists meets weekly to review GYN cancer cases and offer customized treatment strategies. This team includes experienced gynecological, radiation and medical oncologists; interventional and diagnostic radiologists; pathologists; reproductive and fertility specialists; certified oncology nurses; supportive care clinicians; and other care providers.
Accreditation & Honors
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