Gynecologic Cancer

OSF HealthCare offers innovative treatments for several types of gynecologic cancers. You will receive care from specialists who use some of the most innovative approaches to treat gynecological cancers. Our treatments are designed to cure cancer while minimizing the effects on the rest of your body and overall health. If interested, talk to your oncologist about any clinical trials that you may be eligible for.

Our team of cancer providers care about your whole person – mind, body and spirit. No matter where you are on your cancer journey, you can rest assured that you are in the capable hands of a team of cancer experts. 

We offer state-of-the-art treatments, cutting edge technology and many avenues of support. As a patient, you’ll have a one-on-one nurse navigator who guides you through the cancer journey. They will advocate for you every step of the way. 

Gynecologic Cancers We Treat

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive system. Due to the many reproductive organs and tissues, there are many types of cancer that fall under gynecologic oncology, including:

Treatments We Offer

As knowledge about gynecologic cancer continues to expand, more encouraging treatment options are available now than ever before. Sometimes multiple types of treatments are used to treat the cancer. Your care team will help guide you to the best treatment for your cancer. Treatments include:

  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, including robotic surgery – This approach shortens recovery times, decreases pain and pain medications needed after the operation, requires smaller incisions and reduces the risk of complications. Surgeons using the da Vinci® Surgical System can operate with greater precision and control, increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
  • Open surgery – Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach for many years. This approach is still necessary at times, however can be associated with increased pain and longer recovery time, including time off from work.

Care Team

You may benefit from the collaboration of multidisciplinary teams that meet weekly to review individual patient cases and discuss treatment plans.

The team includes gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, a cancer nurse navigator, an oncology dietitian, a financial navigator and a counselor. 

Your cancer nurse navigator specializes in women’s cancers and arranges for supportive service appointments. They’ll ensure everything is easy to navigate for you from diagnosis to treatment.

Your dietitian specializes in cancer patients, ensuring that your nutrition plan maximizes your treatment potential.

Your financial navigator is a social worker knowledgeable in resources available can help reduce barriers to cancer treatment.


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