Gynecologic Cancer

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is one of few cancer centers in the region with gynecologic oncologists. Our team also includes gynecologic surgeons who are nationally recognized for superior minimally invasive surgery. Many women with cervical cancer and ovarian cancer put their trust in our team.

Gynecologic cancer is a group of cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. These cancers are often complex and require sophisticated treatments that are typically only available in leading programs such as ours. Here you receive care from highly skilled and nationally recognized doctors, giving you the best chances for good results.

Gynecologic cancers we treat

Types of gynecologic cancer we treat include:

Symptoms of gynecologic cancer

Gynecologic cancer symptoms vary based on which organ is affected.

You may experience:

  • Vaginal bleeding between periods or after menopause
  • Pain in your pelvic area that does not go away
  • Changes to the skin near your vagina, such as lumps or sores
  • Unexplained tiredness (fatigue)

Gynecologic cancer care at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute

The Cancer Institute is home to doctors experienced in treating gynecologic cancer who are also leaders in their respective fields. You can feel confident you are receiving the best available care.

Our team includes doctors with:

Uncommon expertise

You receive care from doctors who completed specialized training (fellowships) in gynecologic cancer. This expertise is not widely available in the U.S. and translates to care that better meets your needs. Meet our cancer team.

Surgical excellence

Our surgeons have extensive experience with robotic and laparoscopic surgical approaches. Find out more about cancer surgery.

Accreditation from a nationally recognized radiation therapy program

We consistently deliver effective radiation therapy treatments with an unwavering focus on your safety. Our commitment to high care standards has been consistently recognized with accreditation from the American College of Radiology®. Find out more about radiation therapy.

Gynecologic cancer treatments we offer

We hold meetings called tumor boards where doctors specializing in all aspects of gynecologic cancer meet face to face. During these meetings, we fine-tune your treatment plan, helping you receive care that fits your unique needs. Read more about our tumor boards.

Your care may include:

Robotic surgery

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) was the first program in the region offering robotic surgery. This technique allows surgeons to perform complex procedures such as hysterectomies with greater precision, leading to fewer complications. Find out more about robotic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery

We help you live a good quality of life even if cancer treatments affect the appearance or functioning of your reproductive organs. Our surgeons use sophisticated techniques to rebuild the organs so you can resume activities such as sexual intercourse after you heal.

Cancer drugs (chemotherapy)

This treatment includes a personalized combination of drugs that prevent cancer cells from growing. Our participation in the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group gives you access to new drugs for complex cancers. Read more information about chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy

Our participation in clinical trials gives you access to promising new treatments, including immunotherapy. This treatment works by “training” your immune system to recognize and rid the body of cancer cells. Read more about immunotherapy.

Radiation therapy

We safely break up cancer cells using beams of energy. We offer all the latest techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), for precise care that protects nearby healthy tissue. Find out more about radiation therapy.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance member

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