Gynecologic Cancer Treatments and Technologies
We are on the forefront of gynecologic cancer treatment and technology advancements.
At OhioHealth, we offer comprehensive treatment options and develop a care plan that’s best for you and most effective in treating your gynecologic cancer.
Comprehensive Gynecologic Cancer Treatments and Technology
Our expert gynecologic surgeons collaborate with other specialty areas to precisely determine the best treatment approach. (Talk with your gynecologic oncologist about your individual situation and the best surgical option for you.)
Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, enables your surgeon to perform some surgeries with more precision, flexibility and control. The robotic surgical system is controlled by your surgeon alongside a full surgical team. Advantages of these minimally invasive procedures usually include less pain, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
Our chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies are highly individualized. Your medical oncologist, in collaboration with your gynecologic cancer care team, will work together to determine and monitor the most effective chemotherapy treatment for your cancer. Our outpatient infusion centers offer a comfortable, convenient setting for treatment.
We also offer targeted therapies. These drug treatments block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules that are involved in the growth, progression and spread of cancer. This includes hormone therapy.
Genetic Counseling and Testing
When members of your family have had the same or related cancers, there is a greater likelihood that the risk for cancer is hereditary. If you have an increased risk based on family history, genetic counselors take steps to help reduce this risk for you and your family. This could include increased screening, lifestyle changes or medication.
Radiation therapy is unique to each individual and directed by your radiation oncologist. All OhioHealth radiation therapy locations have real-time access to your plan of care, so you can schedule your appointments at whatever location best fits your availability.
Interventional radiology targets and treats cancers that cannot be treated surgically by using heating, cooling or microwave energy to kill tumor cells. Patients benefit from low-risk complications and, in some cases, return home the same day.
Our specialized therapists develop an exercise program to improve joint mobility, restore flexibility, reduce pain and improve strength so you can safely return to your usual activities.
You may also be referred to a pelvic floor physical therapist as part of your cancer rehabilitation. These therapists help treat pelvic pain or incontinence that can result from surgery or chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers.
Chemotherapy and biotherapy for both cancerous and noncancerous conditions, including intravenous, intraperitoneal, intravesicular routes and intrathecal chemotherapy administration at some infusion locations.
- Transfusion therapy
- Intravenous antibiotics
- Intravenous hydration and electrolyte replacement
- Iron infusions
- Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections (such as Epogen® and Neulasta®)
- Intravenous gamma globulins
- Therapeutic phlebotomy
- Central venous catheter maintenance
- Peripheral and central venous catheter lab draws
- PICC line placement at some locations
- Individualized patient education
- Integrative therapies at some locations, such as massage, art therapy, acupuncture and nutrition counseling
- Oncology patient navigation
- Pharmacist consultation