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Nationally Ranked Gynecologic Oncology for Gynecologic Cancer

Every six minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer. University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center brings together a team of board-certified gynecologic oncologists to help patients in the fight against cancer. Together, they provide expert care, including physical, emotional and spiritual support for women with gynecologic cancer.

Ranked among the best hospitals in the nation, UH Seidman Cancer Center is one of 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We hold this designation for our ongoing and significant advances in cancer research and treatment.

Proven Therapies Combined with the Latest Technologies

Gynecologic cancer treatment at UH Seidman Cancer Center features proven therapies - surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of the three. Our oncology experts may administer these treatments using the latest technologies, including:

  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery: minimizes postsurgical pain and recovery time
  • Interperitoneal chemotherapy: focuses treatment directly within the abdomen
  • Fertility-sparing therapies

Our multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists offers unique expertise in delivering advanced cancer therapies. Team members may include:

  • Gynecologic oncologists
  • Chemotherapy nurse specialists
  • Genetics specialists
  • Radiation oncologists who are trained to use radiation to target cancer cells
  • Experts in palliative care who specialize in making patients more comfortable

In addition, therapies are complemented by services from dieticians, nutritionists, psychotherapists and social workers who specialize in supporting oncology-related issues. Patients requiring hospitalization are cared for on a hospital floor dedicated to gynecologic oncology.

Support Throughout the Whole Patient Experience

Patients and their families are an integral part of the decision-making process for medical treatment. Our cancer specialists give top priority to preserving a woman’s emotional health and fertility, while minimizing treatment-related side effects. Psychotherapists, social workers and a compassionate team of oncology nurses provide a strong support system before, during and after treatment.

Research-Driven Treatment Starts with Clinical Trials

Leading therapies at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center often result from the groundbreaking research done in clinical trials at our center. These research studies explore new treatments and medications. Clinical trials have the potential to benefit the patients involved in the study. They also can help future gynecologic cancer patients once the results of the clinical trial are known.