Gynecologic cancer is cancer that affects the reproductive organs in women. It includes:
- Uterine cancer (also called endometrial cancer)
- Ovarian cancer (including fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers)
- Cervical cancer (cancer of the cervix, which is the tissue connecting the uterus and vagina)
- Vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva, which is the outside, or external genitalia )
Successfully treating these types of women’s cancer involves a multidisciplinary approach requiring exceptional high-level medical and surgical expertise. At the Lahey Health Cancer Institute, you will find both.
Comprehensive, Quality Women’s Cancer Care
LHCI has successfully united a network of outstanding providers of cancer care in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our care delivery is marked by team collaboration and coordination.
Our comprehensive care carries through all phases of treatment, assuring you of the seamless, integrated care you need and deserve. We offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of gynecologic cancer services across a broad geographic area. This allows you to receive care from knowledgeable, experienced providers who are experts in their field, right in your community, without having to journey far from home.
As our patient satisfaction surveys support, the Lahey Health Cancer Institute enjoys a regional reputation for providing convenience, quality care focused on clinical excellence, a personal touch, and patient involvement. This success has established LHCI as a regional leader in cancer care.
At LHCI, we assess women who may be at higher risk for hereditary female cancer such as breast, ovarian or uterine cancer due to family history, and personal risk factors. All women treated surgically for uterine cancer are screened for Lynch Syndrome. This helps identify any increased risk of colon and other associated cancers to implement prevention, and help reduce both your and potentially your families cancer risks.
Our fellowship trained, board certified Gynecologic Oncology surgeons provide state-of-the-art services including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, which offers a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with less pain. They have extensive experience in the full spectrum of relevant procedures that can successfully treat cancer, including fertility sparing surgery that may preserves a woman’s ability to have children.
Our medical oncology treatments for uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer are evidence-based, cutting-edge therapies. We send tumor samples for genetic testing and mutational testing, so we can identify targeted treatments to defeat cancer at its very core – the molecular level.
Meet the Team
The LHCI women’s cancer experts combine experienced care with personalized care. They offer evidence based, leading-edge, high-tech treatment techniques while never forgetting that you are a person and not just a diagnosis. Our highly respected cancer experts live and work right here in our communities. Meet some of the gynecologic cancer specialists you may see on your journey at Lahey Health.
Lahey Health is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review Corporation, which is focused on improving the safety and quality of patient care. All of the radiation therapy sites within the Lahey Health system are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which ensures quality and safety in patient care.