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Gynecologic Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer in your uterus, cervix, ovaries, or vagina, you deserve specialized care that’s also close to home. Baystate’s gynecologic oncology experts are the only doctors in western Massachusetts who specialize in treating gynecological cancers.

While others rely on a gynecologist working with a surgeon and medical oncologist, Baystate’s cohesive approach to gynecological oncology means better outcomes for our patients.

PIONEERING TREATMENT AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

Our team proactively researches and stays up to date on the latest treatment options for gynecological cancer.

We are also experienced in the latest minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery techniques. Minimally invasive surgery is now the standard of care for many gynecological cancers, including endometrial cancer.

Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery can mean:

  • Fewer incisions
  • Less bleeding
  • Fewer complications
  • Faster healing
  • Less downtime

    TEAM APPROACH TO TREATING GYNECOLOGIC CANCER

    We’ll work with you to develop the best treatment plan, collaborating with other specialists including pathologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologists, fertility specialists, dietitians, counselors, and physical therapists.

Diagnosis

Routine gynecologic exams and Pap smears performed by an obstetrician-gynecologist or certified nurse midwife can help detect gynecological cancers early before symptoms appear. Talk to your health care provider about how often you should have these exams.

Early Warning Signs

Changes in these organs, such as unusual bleeding or pain, could indicate possible cancer. The early warning signs of gynecologic cancer can be easy to miss, but if you frequently experience any of these, you should talk to your health care provider about a screening:

  • Back pain
  • Belly bloating
  • Pain in the lower abdomen/pelvis
  • Painful sex
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, loss of appetite, or feeling of fullness
  • Constipation or increased gas
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Excessive hair growth that is coarse or dark

Treatment


Customized Cancer Treatment

At the Baystate Regional Cancer Program, our gynecologic oncologists work closely with radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists for a multidisciplinary approach focused on your specific needs. Our comprehensive care includes:

Through our affiliation with the Gynecologic Oncology Group, you have access to national clinical trials, an important aspect of any gynecologic oncology program. Our experts will let you know if a research study might be an option for you.

We are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment options so you can get back to doing what you love.


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