Gynecologic Cancer Center
Getting Diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancer
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, such as ovarian cancer or uterine cancer, you may feel worried or distressed. It helps to know that our gynecologic oncologists are the only nationally known team of doctors with advanced training in managing gynecologic cancers in the region. Studies show that patients with cancers of the female reproductive tract have better outcomes and improved survival when treated by a gynecologic oncologist.
The UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center offers personalized, high quality care in patient-focused settings at four convenient locations: UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Hospital and UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital. We will guide you through your options and provide you with the best cancer treatment plan possible.
The UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center works with the National Cancer Institute and the UMass Chan Medical School on extensive gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials, so you will benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options. As multidisciplinary care practitioners, we bring our specialists together in a single setting to discuss each patient’s diagnosis and develop a thorough treatment plan.
It’s likely that you’ll only need a single appointment to meet with our team members one-on-one. We’ll answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and attend to your physical and emotional needs. We also encourage you to involve your loved ones throughout the care process to complement the support we provide.
Gynecologic Diseases We Treat
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial (uterine) cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Peritoneal cancers
- Pelvic masses
Gynecologic Cancer Services We Provide
- Ground-breaking therapies that combine surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and clinical trials to improve the success of your treatment
- Minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery using the da Vinci S Robotic Surgery System and single incision laparoscopy
- Access to targeted clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- Genetic testing and counseling if you have a family history of gynecologic cancers
- Support programs for cancer patients that include support groups, symposiums and a resource center