Medical Treatment of Cancer

Medical treatments – ­including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy – are an option for some women with gynecologic cancer depending on the type and stage of the cancer.

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers the latest medical treatments, or drug therapies, for gynecologic cancers. Our gynecologic oncologists will administer your medical treatment, which may include:

Chemotherapy
Uses drugs to kill cancer cells; usually injected into a vein or given by mouth
Immunotherapy
Involves stimulation of the immune system to help the body better fight gynecologic cancer
Hormone therapy
Uses hormones to treat and prevent recurrences of some types of gynecologic cancer

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy is an intricate and unique treatment at UT Southwestern that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdominal cavity through a catheter. Given in some ovarian cancer cases, it directly targets cancer cells in the abdomen, minimizing drug exposure to healthy tissues. Only highly experienced gynecologic and surgical oncologists in our gastrointestinal cancer program are able to offer this type of intense treatment.

Learn more about how specific gynecologic cancers are treated with drug therapies:

Clinical Trials

Many patients qualify to participate in gynecologic cancer-related clinical trials conducted at UT Southwestern to gain access to new medical treatments and to further research of their disease.

Learn about gynecologic cancer clinical trials offered at UT Southwestern and talk to your doctor about enrolling.

Meet the Team

Request an Appointment

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