Articles about the various treatments used for gynecologic cancers.
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.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the uterus and is often used in cancer treatments.
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that is done alone or in combination with another procedure, such as a hysterectomy, to remove the ovaries.
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.
A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated for the purpose of tissue removal.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure and Cone Biopsy are procedures used to remove abnormal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous cells from the cervix.
Overview of this surgical procedure used in the treatment of advanced gynecologic cancers.
An introduction to radiation therapy for gynecological cancers and the potential side effects.
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.
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.