Gynecologic Cancer Services

The UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology is a multidisciplinary team of specialty physicians, nurses, and consultants providing comprehensive, compassionate care in treating women’s cancers. Each year, UAB treats more than 2,500 women battling cancer diagnoses.

As part of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Division of Gynecologic Oncology assists women with the physical and emotional challenges associated with gynecologic cancer. Our experts design customized treatment plans for each patient’s individual needs and use the latest technology to screen for and treat all types of women’s reproductive cancers. Our research team is dedicated to improving treatments and ultimately finding a cure for these cancers.

UAB Medicine developed a special program to treat gynecological carcinosarcoma (GCS), also known as MMMT (malignant mixed Müllerian tumor), which is a rare and aggressive cancer found primarily in the ovaries and uterus. It usually occurs in post-menopausal women. As part of this GCS Project, UAB is involved in several research efforts and clinical trials designed to better understand GCS and improve the survival rate for patients.

Why UAB

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center provides the latest in advanced cancer care for patients in Alabama and the surrounding region. Cancer specialists at UAB Medicine employ a team approach, combining multiple specialists trained in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology as well as pathology and other key fields. Our National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only one in a six-state region and one of just 40 in the nation. Our 330-plus physicians and researchers treat an estimated 5,000 new patients each year, and they are dedicated to providing leading-edge care in a compassionate environment while developing a comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically for each patient.

Our excellence has not gone unnoticed. Becker's Hospital Review included UAB on its recent list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” – a testament to patient care, cancer outcomes, and research – and the center has consistently been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the center developed the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, an elite group that includes 10 partner hospitals across five states, with the goal of expanding the availability and quality of cancer services for patients. Together with our team of experts, your fight is our fight.

 

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Related Treatments

Depending on your case and your physician’s assessment, your condition may be treated using one or more various procedures. Some of those procedures are listed below for your convenience. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and may vary depending on your specific diagnosis.

Clinical Trials

UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for the diagnosis and treatment of vulvar cancer. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.

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