The gynecologic oncology program at the Duke Cancer Institute is committed to providing the highest quality and most current treatments available to gynecologic cancer patients and their families.
Duke is consistently rated one of the top 10 gynecology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and the gynecologic cancers program sees more than 350 new patients with invasive cancers each year.
Our multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Specialists in gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology meet each week to discuss the best treatment plan for complex cases.
The specific diseases treated by the Duke Gynecologic Oncology Program include:
At the Duke Cancer Institute, our focus is on caring for the whole patient by bringing together a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care to women with cervical, uterine, ovarian, and other reproductive cancers.
Physicians, nurse clinicians, social workers, and others work together to plan the best treatment for your situation and monitor your response to these treatments. By combining the latest in medical expertise with a patient-centered approach to care, we support patients throughout their disease, offering education and support along the way.
About two-thirds of our major surgeries, including surgeries for cervical cancers and endometrial cancers, are performed laparoscopically or robotically. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is also available for select patients.
Surgical services, including laparoscopy and robotics, are offered both at Duke University Hospital and at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
The Duke Gynecologic Oncology Program is committed to clinical research that leads to state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapies for our patients. Many of our physician-scientists have participated in groundbreaking research that has improved the treatments available to gynecologic cancer patients worldwide.
Many clinical research studies are available to patients with many types of gynecologic cancers.
New patients are seen on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the surgical oncology clinic. Future appointments with specialists will take place at their clinics.
During follow up appointments you will usually be seen by a fellow, physician assistant, or resident as well as the oncologist. Your oncologist will discuss your care plan with and answer any questions you have.
All members of the care team are specially trained and can help you with any questions or concerns and help you get patient support materials and resources.
Many patients travel quite a distance to come to the Duke Gynecologic Oncology Program. To help keep your primary care provider involved in your care, we will provide copies of your reports and tests performed at the Duke Cancer Institute.
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