Gynaecological oncology diagnoses and treats cancers that are located on a woman’s reproductive organs including, cervical, uterine, ovarian, fallopian tubes, vaginal and vulvar types.
Gynaecological oncologists are gynaecologists who have subspeciality training in surgical oncology of the female reproductive tract. They provide care for women with a gynaecological cancer and carry out screenings for female cancer, as well as manage pre-malignant diseases. In addition they deal with complex gynaecological cases such as endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic masses.
Gynaecological cancers are complex and treatments often takes many forms including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
An integrated approach to gynaecological cancers
At Mediclinic, we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary approach for every cancer patient. For those suffering from gynaecological cancers in particular, we take into account all the factors which impact women’s quality of life including body image issues, sexual function issues, menopause symptoms, and emotional distress. Our team can address these concerns, with an understanding of the whole patient, as well as offering a comprehensive approach to gynaecological cancers with the latest, state-of-the art modalities of investigations, and treatment.
Mediclinic Middle East practises a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancers. Our tumor boards encompass various medical disciplines, including surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, consultants and specialist doctors, all of whom, together, will decide on a personalized course of treatment, following accepted and recognized international guidelines.
Gynaecological oncology scope of service
- Minimal access surgery (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic)
- Screening for diseases of the cervix (HPV testing and colposcopy)
- Managing complex gynaecological cases of endometriosis and fibroids
- Managing cancers of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix and vulva. This includes:
- Investigations such as image guided biopsies, MRI, CT, PET-CT, histopathology
- Surgery such as fertility sparing surgery where appropriate, minimal access surgery (laparoscopic), sentinel nodes sampling, radical surgery
- Radiotherapy including external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy
- Counselling and managing patients for familial cancers of the ovary, uterus and breast
- Gynaecological screening for patients with breast cancer