Expert gynecologic cancer care in southwest Virginia
Receiving a gynecologic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The gynecologic oncologists at LewisGale Regional Health System treat several types of gynecologic cancers and are committed to offering compassionate, quality care with the latest technology.
For more information about our gynecological cancer care call, Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 242-2362.
Any cancer that begins in a woman's reproductive organs is a type of gynecologic cancer. The risk for these cancers increases with age, and all women are at risk, including women who have had a hysterectomy. Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that can be screened for, which is done with a Pap test. Early detection can lead to improved outcomes which is why it is important to make note of any irregular symptoms you may have and discuss them during your gynecologic care appointment.
The cancer care team at LewisGale Regional Health System is committed to providing quality care for women from all walks of life.
Types of gynecologic cancer we treat
LewisGale Regional Health System's team of oncologists and specialists collaborate to create customized care for gynecologic cancer including:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer (malignant cell growth in the inner lining of the uterus)
- Fallopian cancer
- Gestational trophoblastic disease (abnormal cell growth during the development of the placenta in pregnancy, which may or may not be cancerous)
- Ovarian cancer
- Primary peritoneal cancer (occurs in the abdomen and creates a layer of tissue that covers the abdominal space, uterus, bladder and rectum)
- Uterine cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Treatment options for gynecologic cancer
Through LewisGale Regional Healthcare System's oncology program, you can receive comprehensive care for gynecologic cancer. If your doctor suggests surgery as part of your treatment plan, we offer minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery options, which reduce pain, scarring and recovery time.
Common procedures used in gynecologic cancer care include:
- Risk reduction ovary removal
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Radical hysterectomy (removal of the uterus, cervix, surrounding tissue and the top portion of the vagina)
- Tumor removal
- Vulvectomy (partial or full removal of the vulva)