Established in September 2000, the Gynecologic Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center emphasizes gynecologic cancer prevention, offering an opportunity for assessment, counseling, preventive surgery, and medical management to patients with increased risks for gynecological cancer. Working in conjunction with a genetic counselor, gynecologic oncologists can determine whether gynecological cancer in a given family is hereditary and provide risk assessment and counseling to patients and their families.
As a member of the national Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), UT Southwestern currently follows patients enrolled in 90 to 100 different National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials. Researchers actively recruit qualified patients for the latest therapies, including clinical ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer protocols.
As minimally invasive surgery has evolved, surgeons can now use laparoscopic techniques for hysterectomy, lymph node dissection and biopsy, and other procedures that previously required more extensive surgery and recovery. Care does not stop with treatment of the malignancy. We are just as concerned about your nutrition, pain control, and psychological and social adjustments, as well as the impact of cancer on your family.
Our physicians provide primary diagnostic and second-opinion evaluations, as well as comprehensive care for women fighting cancers of the reproductive system. These include uterine and endometrial cancer, as well as cancers of the ovaries, cervix, vagina, vulva, and placenta.
Diagnoses may include: