Gynecologic Cancers


Full-Service Care for Gynecologic Cancers

If you've been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, you may have a lot going through your mind. You may be concerned about how you will feel during treatment, your fertility, your future, and your sexuality. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we provide seamless, state-of-the-art care for women with gynecologic cancers - including those of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina/vulva, and uterus - all in a serene and compassionate environment. We have a history of discovery and leadership in the prevention and care of these cancers.

A Team of Specialists

We bring together gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, genetic specialists, oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, psychosocial support specialists, and other experts to care for you. They are accomplished, caring specialists who have a longstanding commitment to women's health.

Comprehensive Care

From screening to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care, we provide the full range of services for gynecologic cancers. We offer surgery using minimally invasive approaches whenever possible; chemotherapy; and radiation therapy. Some women with gynecologic cancers are at increased risk for breast cancer. As someone with a gynecologic cancer, you also have facilitated access to our renowned breast centers, which offer coordinated care for women with or at risk for breast cancer.

A Major Medical Center

NewYork-Presbyterian is known throughout the world as a leading provider of health care. As a major medical center, we can address all of your healthcare needs, such as co-existing conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and connect you with the specialists you need to meet those needs.

Support for You and Your Family

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 and other support services for women with gynecologic cancers and their families.

A Commitment to Fertility Preservation

If you wish to become pregnant after your treatment is over, we try to use therapies that spare your fertility whenever possible. We can collaborate with infertility specialists to review your fertility preservation options. Embryo freezing and egg freezing are sometimes available before you begin your cancer treatment.

Genetic Counseling

If you have an increased risk of ovarian cancer because of a strong 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 a number of options to greatly decrease your risk of developing ovarian and fallopian tube cancer.

Leaders in Research

Our gynecologic oncologists participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies, including those conducted by the national Gynecologic Oncology Group. You may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new treatments.