Why Choose Us
Personalized care for gynecologic cancers
If you've been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, you may be concerned about your future, how you will feel during treatment, your fertility, and your sexuality. At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Cancer Center, we provide seamless, state-of-the-art care for women with gynecologic cancers — including those of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina, and vulva, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease — in a personal and compassionate environment.
From screening and diagnosis and to treatment and follow-up care, we provide the full range of services. If you have an increased risk of ovarian cancer because of a family history of the disease, you can consult with a genetic counselor and undergo genetic testing (for example, screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations or Lynch syndrome). If you have such a mutation, we'll offer you several options to greatly decrease your risk of developing ovarian and fallopian tube cancer. If you have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, your treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of those approaches, depending on the type, stage, and biology of your cancer.
Our hospital is also a site for the NRG Oncology Group, which brings together the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group — each recognized internationally as a leader in cancer research. Through our relationship with Weill Cornell Medicine, we are a member of the academically prestigious Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a promising new gynecologic cancer therapy.
Services & Specialties
Comprehensive gynecologic cancer care
A team of gynecologic cancer professionals
Your team is very accessible and includes gynecologic oncologists who oversee your care, working with pathologists, radiologists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, psychosocial support specialists, and other experts with a longstanding commitment to women's health. We get to know you and your family, your life events, and any personal or cultural preferences, and we take these into account when planning and providing your care. Our doctors are also on the gynecologic cancer care team at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Our Approach to Care
Compassionate care for women with gynecologic cancer
We understand that a diagnosis of cancer can be challenging for you as well as your loved ones. That's why we offer a full range of psychosocial, nutritional, and other support services for women with gynecologic cancers. Your team includes doctors who are board-certified in palliative care as well, ensuring that your quality of life is the best it can be from the moment of diagnosis and throughout your treatment.
Diagnosis & screening
Stereotactic biopsy is a simple procedure that allows a doctor to remove a tiny section of breast tissue that requires follow up after appearing as an irregularity in a mammogram. This modern procedure provides the same reliability as a more complicated surgical biopsy. A stereotactic biopsy is performed quickly, with local anesthesia. It involves no hospitalization, no scarring, and no recovery time. Perhaps most important, the results are available quickly. In the majority of cases, biopsies performed will turn out to be benign.
Fine-Needle Aspiration is similar procedure to the stereotactic biopsy, but is performed when cystic material in the body has been diagnosed. A fine-needle aspiration is a simple procedure to drain fluid from cysts or lesions in the body. Like the stereotactic biopsy, a fin-needle aspiration is performed quickly, with local anesthesia. It involves no hospitalization, no scarring, and no recovery time. Perhaps most important, the results are available quickly. In the majority of cases, biopsies performed will turn out to be benign.