Treatment Options

Articles about the various treatments used for gynecologic cancers.


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. 

Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers

Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation that can be used for cervical or endometrial (uterine) cancer treatment and is typically done using a “tandem and ovoid” applicator or a “tandem and ring” applicator.

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.

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