Multifaceted Approach to Fighting Gynecologic Cancers

Broward Health’s gynecologic oncology division features a dedicated team committed to providing high-quality care for all women. We treat a wide spectrum of complex gynecologic surgical conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian masses.

We work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and ensure you are comfortable with the approach. Our providers offer extensive counseling to answer any questions and include you in the shared decision-making process regarding treatments. Together, we will decide on the correct surgical approach — laparoscopic, robotic, or open. We plan the optimal pre- or post-operative chemotherapy schedule with your input. We also work closely with the Department of Radiation Oncology to explore comprehensive cancer care options.

For more information about our gynecological oncology services, please call 954.355.4345.

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Gynecologic Cancers We Treat

Cervical cancer: We offer fertility-sparing options for surgical treatments. If the tumor is too large to be treated surgically, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are required. Even if the tumor is inoperable, early-stage cervical cancers are often curable. Learn about screenings and take our online risk assessment.

Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN): This rare class of gynecologic malignancies begins in the pregnancy tissue (often in the placenta) and is profoundly sensitive to chemotherapy. Many patients treated for GTN will achieve complete remission, and cancer will not recur.

Ovarian/Fallopian tube/Primary peritoneal cancers: Recent advances in targeted therapy have drastically improved ovarian cancer prognosis for many women. It is vital to obtain genetic testing as soon as possible after diagnosis. Treatment usually consists of surgical removal of all tumor implants in the abdominal cavity in combination with chemotherapy. Take our online risk assessment.

Uterine cancers: Endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterine cancer and the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States. A minimally invasive surgical removal often treats cancer of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Robotic surgery allows for sentinel lymph node evaluation and substantially lowers the risk of postoperative lymphedema. Some patients may require postoperative radiation and possibly chemotherapy, but many patients only require surgery.

Uterine sarcoma: Uterine sarcomas, such as leiomyosarcoma, are often diagnosed unexpectedly following fibroids surgery in the early stages. Advanced-stage diseases require additional aggressive treatment with chemotherapy. Due to the aggressive nature of this disease, it is vital to have a personalized approach to treatment.

Vaginal and vulvar cancer: These cancers are rarer than cervical cancer but are often treated similarly, with either surgical resection of the affected vagina or vulva, evaluation of the groin lymph nodes, or postoperative radiation.

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Why Choose Broward Health?

Every patient and every cancer is different. We discuss treatment plans in our weekly Multidisciplinary Disposition Conference with all team members, including gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and research staff. This interdisciplinary collaboration means you and your loved ones receive thorough and well-rounded treatment and specialized care.

We utilize both germline genetic testing and tumor tissue testing to determine the best possible therapy for each patient. These testing results impact treatment decisions and may lead to recommendations for cascade testing of patient family members by our genetic counseling staff.

Our broad portfolio of research trials ensures you’ll receive cutting-edge, innovative therapies, often available as an alternative to standard treatments. We welcome consultations for second and third opinions, no matter where you initiated your cancer treatment. Our chief concern is your health and recovery.

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