Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology

At the Froedtert & Medical College Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary-team approach gives gynecologic cancer patients every advantage possible.  State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options, including participation in clinical trials, are provided.  An entire team of experts follows each patient from screening to diagnosis, treatment and after-care.

With complex gynecologic cancers, specialty care makes a difference.

Uterine, ovarian and other gynecologic cancers are complex diseases. The key to receiving the most up-to-date care is to get a second opinion from physicians who have special training in these specific kinds of cancer.

According to the National Institutes of Health, women with ovarian cancer who are cared for by gynecologic oncologists have significantly improved survival rates.

The physicians of the Gynecologic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists. They have an in-depth understanding of cancers of the female reproductive system, and they devote their practice to treating women with these complex diseases.

Research shows the importance of working with physicians who are specialists in your type of cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, women with ovarian cancer who are cared for by gynecologic oncologists have significantly improved survival rates.

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, getting a second opinion with the Gynecologic Cancer Program can help you discover the most effective treatment available.

Find out fast with our Second Opinion Program.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, you want to start treatment as soon as possible. But understanding all the alternatives is important. Treatment decisions have a huge impact on your outcome.

That’s why Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin created the Gynecologic Cancer Second Opinion Program. We offer women seeking a second opinion an appointment with a gynecologic oncologist within 24 business hours.

Even if you received your initial diagnosis from another physician, it makes sense to consult with a gynecologic oncologist to confirm your diagnosis and explore some options you may not be aware of. Our Second Opinion Program helps answer your questions and eases the anxiety of a cancer diagnosis.

Complete care, fully coordinated

Getting treatment for cancer often seems disjointed. Most patients have to move between different providers and clinics. Many end up feeling lost in the system.

It’s different at Froedtert & The Medical College. The Gynecologic Cancer Program includes a complete team of cancer specialists – gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and others. These team members work together to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. And they meet regularly to make sure every woman in the program is getting all the care she needs.

We’re with you every step of the way

When you enter the Gynecologic Cancer Program, our new patient coordinator gathers all your medical records and schedules your initial appointments. And a special nurse coordinator helps you through the process step by step – answering your questions, addressing your concerns, connecting you with services and ensuring your care is fully coordinated.

The most advanced treatment options

As part of an academic medical center, Froedtert & The Medical College offer the most sophisticated treatments and technologies for fighting cancer.

Physicians in the Gynecologic Cancer Program are skilled at performing minimally invasive surgeries, including advanced robotic procedures.

Our gynecologic oncologists are experts in the latest drug therapies (including intraperitoneal chemotherapy), and they understand the nuances of providing chemotherapy specifically for women with gynecologic cancers.

Our radiation oncologists were the first in the area to treat gynecologic cancers with HDR brachytherapy – targeted radiation treatments that can be given in days instead of weeks. They also offer radiation treatment using advance image-guided technologies, such as Tomotherapy® and Brachytherapy.

The physicians of the Gynecologic Cancer Program are nationally recognized researchers focusing on prevention improved outcomes and quality of life.

Through the team’s active involvement in clinical trials, we offer eligible patients additional innovative treatment options.

State of the art care, all in one place

At the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, you can access everything you need in a single location.

Patients go to the Clinical Cancer Center for all their consultations, tests, treatments and follow-up care. The Clinical Cancer Center also offers a complete range of support services through our Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center. There’s even a support group just for women with gynecologic cancer.

Explore your alternatives

In-depth expertise in complex gynecologic cancers. Fully coordinated care teams. Innovative therapies. A simplified care experience for you and your family.

Why not explore your alternatives with the Gynecologic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin?

You can make a contribution to support our Gynecologic Oncology Research through the College’s secure donation site. Or you can contact the Office of Development at (414) 955-4700. Thank you.

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fmlh-mcw-boxLearn more about the Gynecologic Cancer Program on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin website.