Gynecological Cancer Program

The Huntington Hospital Gynecological Cancer Program provides state-of-the-art diagnostic, surgical, medical oncology, radiation oncology and support services. Our program includes fellowship-trained, board-certified gynecological surgical oncologists who use the most advanced surgical techniques to achieve outstanding outcomes and minimize treatment side effects.

Please contact us with any questions (626) 397-2531.

Early detection through screening & diagnostic radiology

Patients can access full-service diagnostic radiology at The Huntington-Hill Imaging Center, our partner center offering ultrasound, PET, CT, and open field and high field MRI. We are one of the few centers in the region with a new 3T MRI which can help us understand the extent of disease for gynecological cancers.

Our screening recommendations for gynecologic cancers are based on the American Cancer Society guidelines. It is important that women undergo annual pelvic exams and PAP smears as recommended in order to find any cancers at an early stage.

Board-certified surgeons using advanced techniques

The gynecological cancer program includes fellowship-trained, board-certified gynecological surgical oncologists specializing in the treatment of cancers involving the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva. We use the most advanced surgical techniques, including the daVinci robot for robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. The gynecologic oncologists also specialize in pelvic reconstructive surgery at the time of curative cancer surgery.

Medical & radiation oncology

Chemotherapy is administered by medical or gynecologic oncologists who specialize in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

The cancer center’s radiation oncologists specialize in gynecological cancer care, and can provide all of the current techniques for radiation therapy for gynecological cancer, including brachytherapy, 3-D reconstruction treatment planning with cone-beam CT and multi-leaf collimators, and two new state-of-the art-linear accelerators to deliver intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), allowing a more precise delivery of radiotherapy with avoidance of normal tissue which can minimize treatment side effects.

Expert review of treatment planning

The Gynecological Multidisciplinary Tumor Board is an expert review board that gathers regularly to review and formulate recommendations for the treatment of our gynecological cancer patients according to NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) guidelines.

The board consists of a team of specialists, including radiologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, psychologists, social workers, clinical trial coordinators and nurse navigators, all of whom are dedicated to developing customized treatment plans for our patients.

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