Gynecologic cancer treatment in Austin and Central Texas
If you have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, you are not alone. At St. David's HealthCare, our gynecologic cancer program offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for women with cancers affecting the reproductive organs. As part of Sarah Cannon, our network reaches more than 120,000 patients diagnosed with cancer annually and allows us to offer you leading cancer services.
To learn more about our gynecologic cancer services, please call askSARAH at (512) 840-6032.
Types of gynecologic cancer we treat
From diagnosis to treatment, we are able to provide high-quality cancer care for a wide range of gynecologic cancers. We use advanced imaging and diagnostic testing to first identify any signs of cancer and where it occurs. From there, we are able to develop a treatment plan that specifically addresses your needs. Types of gynecologic cancer we treat include:
- Cervical cancer
- Complex benign gynecologic conditions
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)
- Gynecologic sarcomas
- Ovarian cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Uterine (endometrial) cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Symptoms of gynecologic cancer
Because the different types of gynecologic cancer occur in different places within the reproductive system, the symptoms can vary. They can include:
- Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding
- Back or abdominal pain
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Rash, sores or warts on the vulva
- Tenderness, pain or itching of the vulva
Gynecologic cancer treatment
A gynecologic oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers in the female reproductive system. They have specialized training in surgical, chemotherapeutic, radiation and research techniques for gynecologic cancer treatment. This experience enables them to give you the advanced care you need during your treatment journey.
Treatment options we offer
If you are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, your gynecologic oncologist will serve as the lead of your cancer care team. Your treatment program may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Gynecologic surgery
Cancer support services
We know the cancer journey effects many areas of your life. Because of this, we are committed to providing additional cancer support services, such as:
- Genetic counseling
- Oncology mental health social workers
- Oncology registered dietitians
- Oncology rehabilitation
- Pain and symptom management specialists
- Support groups
- Tobacco cessation
Young Women's Gynecologic Oncology Support Group
We hold a support group for women from 25 to 45 years old who are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. The group is held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:15pm and is an open discussion forum. We also host guest speakers who present about topics related to gynecologic cancer and recovery.
The group meets at St. David's North Austin Medical Center in the Atrium Conference Room located on the third floor. The address is:
12220 N. Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
To learn more about the group or sign-up to attend, please call our Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigator at (512) 983-0315.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (512) 840-6032.