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Gynecologic Oncology

Who are gynecologic oncologists?

Gynecologic oncologists are providers who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of gynecologic cancers and non-cancerous conditions, such as endometriosis and fibroids. Gynecologic oncologists are trained in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and have special training in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Gynecologic cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva. It affects many women, with about 80,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year — about half of those cases are uterine cancer.

What does a gynecologic oncologist do?

The gynecologic oncologists at Baptist Cancer Center are skilled surgeons who are highly trained in laparoscopic, robotic and open surgery. They can also order and oversee a full range of therapies for patients with

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Noncancerous conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic masses

The treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer, but may include surgery, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or a combination of these.

Gynecologic oncologists are part of our multidisciplinary care team that collaborates to provide each patient with the right care for her specific condition, desires and needs.

Gynecologic Oncology at Baptist Cancer Center

At Baptist Cancer Center, our gynecologic oncologists offer patients in the Memphis metro area and North Mississippi access to exceptional surgical expertise in the highly specialized field of women’s care. Our physicians and specialists are dedicated to fighting your cancer diagnosis with you as a team and providing you with the most comprehensive care and cervical cancer treatment possible through radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

Gynecologic cancer is a serious disease, but in the majority of cases it can be treated and cured. Our gynecologic cancer physicians and specialists are dedicated to fighting cancer with you as a team and providing you with the most comprehensive care possible.