Our Gynecologic Cancer Services
The Gynecologic Oncology Program employs a number of medical and surgical services as a part of its approach to treating patients.
BIDMC’s team of experts is dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate care for patients with gynecologic cancer. We work together with you and your primary physician or OB/GYN throughout treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.
Our multidisciplinary approach involves experts from a variety of specialties. In addition to meeting with your oncologists, you will receive support from a gynecologic oncology social worker and an exceptional team of nursing staff who is consistently ranked among the top five percent of gynecologic nurses for patient satisfaction nationwide.
Non-surgical Treatment Options
Medical oncology is an essential component of our multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with gynecologic cancer. Our medical oncologists play a critical role in developing novel therapeutics involving chemotherapy and offer state-of-the-art clinical trials
Treatment options vary depending upon the stage and type of cancer. Non-surgical treatments may include:
- Chemotherapy to stop cancer cells from multiplying in the body
- Radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells or stop their growth
- Hormone therapy to remove or block hormones and stop cancer growth
- Targeted therapy to precisely attack cancer cells or genetic mutations
Surgical Treatment Options
Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery FAQ
BIDMC has one of the largest and most experienced minimally invasive surgery
practices in the U.S. Our gynecologic oncology surgeons specialize in:
- Complex benign and malignant gynecologic tumors
- Advanced reconstructive surgery
- Fertility-sparing surgery for early-stage ovarian and cervical cancer
- Minimally invasive ovarian removal for women at high risk for ovarian cancer and for pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors
- Radical pelvic surgery (removal of pelvic organs)
- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy (administered directly into the abdominal cavity through a catheter)
Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment for cervical, ovarian, uterine and vaginal cancers.