Gynecologic Oncology Clinic
When the doctor says it’s cancer, your world changes in an instant. If you’re a woman who has heard this diagnosis, you have a lot on your mind, your heart and your plate. So much to do, so much to learn and so many important decisions to make.
At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, we provide exceptional cancer services for women, conveniently close to home. We’ll also make navigating your diagnosis a little easier – from helping you understand your condition and therapy options to guiding you when you feel overwhelmed.
Providence gynecologic oncologists are fellowship-trained to treat cancers of the reproductive organs, including the ovaries, cervix and uterus. They focus on women’s health and cancer care, including sophisticated medical, surgical and other therapies.
Every specialist on your team has a scientist’s understanding of the cellular-level details of specific female cancers. Together, we’re providing excellent outcomes for women with all kinds of cancer.
Your Providence gynecologic oncologist works with your primary care doctor through Providence Medical Group. You also have access to varied specialists and subspecialists at Providence for the individualized care you need.
We treat cancer while supporting your overall health and wellness, including prevention and regular screening to find cancer early when it’s often most treatable.
Our interventional radiologists and other specialists use the latest imaging technology. Providence doctors work as a team to diagnose your condition and follow your progress throughout treatment. Related services include:
- Cancer screening, imaging and diagnostic testing
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Nutrition consultation
- Oncology lab services
- Palliative care
- Pathology services
- Patient navigator
- Tumor review board
- Women’s health services
Our doctors work as a team to manage your treatment plan. It may involve these or other medical, surgical and other treatments like these:
- da Vinci robotic-guided gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy
- Genetic counseling and targeted, gene-guided therapies
- Gynecologic oncology
- Infusion & pharmacy services
- Lymphedema therapy
- Medical gynecologic care
- Radiation therapy
- Outpatient infusion
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation, specialized for cancer care
- Robotics and minimally invasive surgery
- Specialized expertise and care for high-risk pregnancy
Our gynecologic oncology care clinic is part of the Women’s Center of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. You’ll find all the services you need here, in one easy-to-reach place. Our facility has the most advanced medical equipment, technology, specialists and resources. Every detail of its design helps streamline access to multiple types of care, from picking up prescriptions to getting IV therapy.
Our location offers these and other efficient, centrally located services:
- High-risk pregnancy clinic
- Nutrition counseling and care
- Outpatient infusion suite
- Physical therapy
- Surgery and medical gynecology clinic
We offer advanced screening and diagnostic imaging to give doctors a clear picture of your condition. Radiologists and other specialists in women’s cancer will direct and interpret imaging.
Doctors use varied types of testing depending on the information they need to diagnose and evaluate your condition. Your care may include these and other services:
- Bone densitometry
- Breast MRI
- Image-guided breast biopsy
- Mammography, with computer-aided detection system
Providence doctors partner with other leaders to study ways to improve therapies and find new treatments for women’s cancer. Researchers design and guide clinical trials to measure the effectiveness of safe and promising new medications or treatment approaches.
Clinical trials may help you in these and other ways:
Clinical trials help everyone by:
- Adding to our overall understanding of certain types of cancer
- Finding better ways to prevent and detect cancer
- Improving quality of life during and after treatment for those diagnosed with cancer
A clinical study can last for months or several years. If you’re interested, doctors will talk to you about open studies and whether you might meet study requirements. These include medical history, whether you have a certain stage or type of cancer and what treatments you’re currently getting.
Ask your doctor about whether this type of research may be right for you and how to learn about upcoming studies.
Coping with cancer can bring up seemingly endless questions and concerns. We encourage you to ask your care providers about available support that may benefit you along the way. We want to help in every way we can.
Available resources include:
- Assistance with insurance forms and financial concerns
- Free classes and events
- Free support groups and programs for you and your family
- Help finding housing and transportation for patients and family
- Personal counseling, support and guidance, including grief support
- Survivor wellness programs
Your care will include gynecologic oncologists and other cancer doctors with specialty training in your type of cancer and varied treatment approaches. In addition to specialists and subspecialists, these and other care providers may assist you:
- Interventional radiologists
- Medical social workers
- Nurse practitioners
- Palliative care doctors and nurses
- Patient navigators
- Physician assistants
- Radiologic technologists
- Registered dietitians
- Registered nurses