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.