Gynecologic cancer affects a woman's reproductive system and can have a serious impact on every aspect of her life. That's why treatment for gynecologic cancer at Virginia Mason starts with a caring and compassionate team of skilled cancer specialists who carefully develop a targeted and focused plan of treatment for each individual patient. This multidisciplinary group includes surgeons, radiologists, oncologists (physicians who specialize in cancer care) and other health care professionals such as nurses, dieticians, social workers and physical therapists. Patients receive care from all their health care specialists in one setting, and a cancer care coordinator is with each patient through the entirety of her treatment.
Most patients are seen within one day of initial contact. We take into account the uniqueness of every patient and the demands of her daily life to ensure that her care is efficiently provided with the least amount of stress incurred.
Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancer
Virginia Mason offers new and unique treatment options for gynecologic cancer in the areas of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Minimally invasive surgery that means shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times is also an option for many gynecologic cancers.
Virginia Mason is relentlessly devoted to providing excellent health care. This commitment includes conducting clinical research studies that may improve the way we diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a health care quality leader.
For more than 20 years, the goal of our clinical research program has been to provide each of our patients with a research option at every step of their disease, from initial diagnosis to long-term follow-up. Our trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality of life/symptom management trials. Learn more about our current gynecologic cancer clinical trials.
Wellness and Rehabilitation
Patient needs are continually assessed and addressed to minimize the effect of gynecologic cancer on overall health and happiness. We enhance our patients' quality of life through an emphasis on cancer wellness and rehabilitation, including recommendations and support for sexual function, nutrition and exercise. Patients may be given referrals for massage, acupuncture and other treatments that may enhance their sense of well-being during treatment and recovery.
Questions About Gynecologic Cancer at Virginia Mason?
To learn more about gynecologic cancer care at Virginia Mason or to make an appointment, please call (206) 223-6191.