More than 80,000 women are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer each year. The most common types are ovarian
Cervical Cancer –
A cancer of the lower, narrow part of the uterus
Endometrial Cancer –
A cancer of the lining of the uterus
Ovarian Cancer –
A cancer found in the ovaries as either an epithelial, germ or stromal cell tumor
Your Team of Specialists Focuses on You & Your Treatment
Matt McDonald, MD
(pictured at left) is the medical director of Presbyterian Gynecologic Oncology
, leading a team of experts who will customize your cancer care based on your individual case. The staff at Presbyterian Gynecologic Oncology will coordinate your care, connecting you with other experts on the gynecologic cancer team, including radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, nutrition
, patient navigation
, clinical research
, genetic counseling
, psychosocial support services
and symptom management
Cancer Patient Navigators Help You through Your Treatment
Our cancer patient navigators
are your first line of support as you undergo treatment. These nurses have specialized training in cancer and are here to help you and your family every step of the way. Their services are available to any cancer patient, regardless of diagnosis.
Clinical Trials Offer Treatments Not Widely Available
Novant Health Cancer Center participates in national and international clinical research trials
, allowing our patients to have an opportunity to receive cancer treatment not widely available. Check out our current list of clinical trials available for gynecologic cancer patients.
Cancer Support for You & Your Family
Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
offers a gynecologic cancer support group that meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 10 a.m. Patients and families can also benefit from other support services offered at Buddy Kemp, including counseling, support groups, case management, educational seminars and a lending boutique.
Symptom Management to Improve Your Quality of Life
At Novant Health, part of treating your cancer is helping you manage the physical side effects of the disease and its treatment. Novant Health Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness
offers nutrition counseling
and exercise programs
led by specially trained cancer experts to improve symptoms during treatment or recovery.
With certain cancers, such as gynecologic cancer, family history is an important indicator in determining your chance of developing the disease. With our cancer genetic counseling program,
you can work with a genetic counselor to learn how your family history may influence your risk for cancer. Based on the assessment, genetic testing options may be further discussed with you.