Articles about the various treatments used for gynecologic cancers.
Surgical Procedures: Surgical Staging for Ovarian (Epithelial), Primary Peritoneal and Fallopian Tube Cancer
Ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer are gynecologic cancers that affect different pelvic organs, though they are often treated in the same way. They are most often treated with surgery, although the type of surgery will vary depending upon the extent of the disease of the desired outcomes.
Surgical Procedures: Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the uterus and is often used in cancer treatments.
Surgical Procedures: Oophorectomy
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that is done alone or in combination with another procedure, such as a hysterectomy, to remove the ovaries.
Surgical Procedures: Radical Cervical Trachelectomy
A trachelectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat women with early stage cervical cancer that allows for fertility preservation. The procedure removes the cervix and the upper part of the vagina leaving the uterus intact.
Surgical Procedures: Dilation and Curettage
A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated for the purpose of tissue removal.
Surgical Procedures: LEEP and Cold Knife Cone (Cone Biopsy)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure and Cold Knife Cone Biopsy are procedures used to remove abnormal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous cells from the cervix.
Surgical Procedures: Pelvic Exenteration
Overview of this surgical procedure used in the treatment of advanced gynecologic cancers.
Radiation Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers
An introduction to radiation therapy for gynecological cancers and the potential side effects.
Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers – Tandem and Ovoid or Ring
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation that can be used to treat some cases of gynecologic cancer and is typically done using a “tandem and ovoid” applicator or a “tandem and ring” applicator.
Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers – Vaginal Cylinder
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation used to treat some cases of gynecologic cancers. This type of radiation uses a vaginal cylinder applicator to administer the radiation.
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo)
Some cancers of the abdominal or gastrointestinal region can be treated using a type of chemotherapy infusion called intraperitoneal, where the medication is infused directly into the abdominal cavity.