Duke gynecologic oncologists -- obstetricians/gynecologists (OB-GYNs) who complete additional years of training in cancers of the female reproductive system -- work with women with gynecologic cancers every day. They detect and treat cancers that occur in the cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina, and vulva. Our goal is to detect cancer early, tailor your treatment to your circumstances and needs, and maximize your chances for a positive long-term outcome.
Duke Health offers comprehensive cancer treatment at cancer centers in Durham, Raleigh, and Cary.
Supportive, Comprehensive Care for Women with Reproductive System Cancers
If you have a cancer of the reproductive system, having a gynecologic oncologist leading your team ensures that you receive the best care available. Our gynecologic oncologists draw on the latest research findings and on our ongoing clinical trials to diagnose your cancer as early as possible and offer the most effective treatment plan for the type and stage of your cancer. We have dedicated radiation oncology expertise for treating gynecologic cancers. If surgery is needed, we have the expertise to perform complex procedures on the reproductive system.
Our specialists also understand the impact gynecologic cancer can have on your fertility, sexual function, and psychological health as well as on your family. We take your age, health, and plans for having or growing a family into consideration when recommending treatment options. We use our training and experience to tailor treatment options to minimize the impact on your fertility and sexuality.
Choosing Where to Receive Care
Nationally Ranked Cancer Program
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Center, Duke is recognized for its research leadership and its role in helping to translate promising scientific discoveries into new treatment options for patients.
Access to Clinical Trials
You may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials exploring new therapies, including chemotherapy drugs that slow or kill cancer cells, immunotherapy drugs that boost your body’s ability to fight cancer, and biologic therapies that block the systems that allow cancer to grow in your body.
Fertility Services for Cancer Survivors
If you are concerned about the impact of chemotherapy and/or radiation on your fertility, experts at the Duke Fertility Center work closely with you to discuss fertility preservation treatments, which may include egg freezing, tissue banking, and/or experimental options that are available through our ongoing clinical trials.
Hereditary Cancer Clinic
The genetic counselors in our hereditary cancer clinic work with you if your family history puts you at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. We also screen for the presence of genes, including BRCA1 and/or BRCA2, that may increase your risk of of developing ovarian cancer.
We schedule your appointments quickly, coordinate your schedule with your care team, and work with you to develop the best treatment plan.
Support for Your Whole Being
Our comprehensive cancer support services range from helping you minimize the side effects of treatment to coping with the emotional and psychological effects of diagnosis and treatment. View all of our gynecologic cancer support groups in our event calendar.
Where you receive your cancer care is important. Duke University Hospital's cancer program is ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.