Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancer can be challenging to treat because many cases aren’t discovered until they are fairly well advanced. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced gynecologic cancer team on your side.

At UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, our gynecologic cancer specialists are skilled in minimally invasive surgical options, have access to the most advanced chemotherapies and targeted drugs, and use the latest techniques in tissue-sparing radiation therapy.

Types of Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. The cancers are named for the locations where they begin, and include:

Gestational trophoblastic disease, which occurs in pregnant women, is also considered a gynecologic cancer, but it’s rare.

Access to the Latest Treatments

UT Southwestern is the only cancer program in North Texas designated by the National Cancer Institute, which makes it one of the most advanced types of centers in the world. Our patients get unique access to new drugs and the latest treatment techniques, often before they are available in other places.

Our patients also have access to minimally invasive surgical options. While minimally invasive surgery , including robotic surgery, is not new in the treatment of gynecologic cancers, skill and experience in this area make a huge difference. Our surgeons are trained to use the latest technologies to remove gynecologic cancers and have been doing so for many years, leading to less pain and faster recovery times for our patients.

Our Whole-Patient Approach

Our comprehensive, specialized gynecologic cancer care team doesn’t stop with treating the cancer itself. UT Southwestern’s whole-patient approach to care means our clinicians also help patients with issues such as pain management, nutrition, psychosocial adjustments, and cancer’s impact on their families.

We also emphasize cancer screening and prevention – giving high-risk women opportunities for risk assessment, genetic counseling, preventive surgery, and proactive medical management.

Meet the Team

As a patient at UT Southwestern, you’ll have one doctor who directs all aspects of your gynecologic cancer care, including diagnosis, surgical treatment, drug therapies, and follow-up care. Gynecologic oncologists are different from other oncologists in that they are both surgeons and medical doctors.

If you need radiation treatment, you’ll see one of our subspecialized radiation oncologists who focuses only on gynecologic cancers. The radiation oncologists are located in the same building as our gynecologic oncologists and work very closely with them.

Learn more about our team.

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a gynecologic cancer specialist, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.