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Gynecologic Cancer Care

When you’re a patient at Swedish, we don’t just treat your gynecologic cancer – we treat you. We use the most advanced treatments to create a highly personalized care plan. We also support you and your loved ones with a full range of services throughout your entire cancer journey. The result is effective, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.

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Why Choose Us for Gynecologic Cancer Care?

At Swedish, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Swedish, we take a highly personalized approach to your gynecologic cancer care. You’ll experience this through our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Swedish is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) offers women with gynecological cancers – whether it is cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal or vulvar – access to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of experts with a long-standing track record of success. This team includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, along with a full complement of genetic counselors, physiatrists, physical therapists, pharmacists, infusion therapists, nutritionists, social workers and patient educators. Exceptional outcomes that are achieved by this type of multidisciplinary team support the importance of gynecologic oncology experts diagnosing, staging and treating women with these cancers, and underscore the critical role gynecologic oncologists play in coordinating all aspects of care and recovery.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams. 

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great gynecologic cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Swedish, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender, and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at.

At any given time, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers patients more than 140 clinical-research studies involving most types of cancers. Clinical trials give patients access to promising new medications and procedures before they are widely available. Such trials are also the primary way that progress is made in finding better approaches to treatment and cure. Additionally, our physician specialists collaborate with other regional and national research groups, including  Southwest Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute, Puget Sound Oncology Consortium and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

About Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancers are cancers of the female reproductive organs, including the ovaries, cervix and uterus. The expert oncology teams at Providence use the most effective therapies to treat patients with every type of gynecologic cancer and its related conditions, including:

Testing and Diagnostics

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Diagnostic tools help our cancer clinicians determine which therapies will work best for each patient, based on many factors like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor. Your doctors will use multiple advanced diagnostic and prognostic tools to help design your individualized treatment plan. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:

Personalized Treatment for Gynecologic Cancer

We take a team approach to your gynecologic cancer treatment because we know this offers the best success in controlling and curing cancer. Your multidisciplinary cancer care team will work with you to design an individualized cancer care plan, from diagnosis to post-treatment support. We offer many different therapies across our Swedish locations. Depending on your condition, your personal care plan may include one or more of the following:

Systemic therapies travel through the bloodstream and affect cells in other body parts. They are used for patients whose cancer has spread to other areas of the body or if there’s a high risk of spread. Sophisticated genetic analysis allows us to target therapies to specific DNA mutations that cause cancer cells to develop and grow. Systemic therapies include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Molecularly targeted therapies

Surgical therapies involve an operation or procedure to remove cancer from the body. Surgery may be the main treatment for some invasive cancers, but it’s only one part of the entire treatment plan. Surgical therapies include:

  • Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Partial and complete radical vulvectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLN)
  • Groin sentinel lymph node dissection
  • Trachelectomy (fertility-sparing surgery)
  • Vaginectomy with reconstruction
  • Gynecologic wide local excision
  • Ovarian wide local excision

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from a source like X-rays or photons to kill cancer cells or shrink tumors. It may be part of a treatment plan that also includes systemic therapies and/or surgery. Radiation is sometimes used to help ease a patient’s pain or discomfort. Radiation therapies include:

  • Brachytherapy Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Surface-guided radiation therapy (SGRT/SIGRT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)

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We are proud to see our dedication to our cancer patients recognized by some of the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Several of our Swedish locations have achieved the following accreditations:

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