Each year, about 89,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.
But if you should be one of them, you can be secure in the knowledge that the Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center is a top choice for you. The mission of our team is that we give you the region’s best options for treating your cancer.
Our gynecologic oncologists provide the most up-to-date, patient-centered and compassionate care to women with cancerous and precancerous conditions of the female reproductive organs in the region. We assure that our patients have expert access to the latest diagnosis and management options for cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers.
When you walk through the doors at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center, you’ll know you are choosing the best treatment available at a convenient, supportive, world-renowned cancer center.
Our facility offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. From the lab to the bedside, our Gynecologic Oncology specialists are trained in the latest clinical modalities and research to treat all facets of the disease, from detection through treatment and into survivorship.
Your “New Normal”
We know that a diagnosis of cancer can be an emotional experience. Our specially-trained oncology nurses will navigate your care before, during, and after treatment; help manage cancer trials; and educate you about what to expect. Our nurses are the front line for your family members, too, communicating with them and other members of your support team to address any needs and concerns. We aim to provide care unsurpassed by anyone in our region.
We mean that the clinical plan for each patient is:
Customized – you are not a case; you are a patient, and each individual’s care is tailored to the needs of the patient
Comprehensive – we consider the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient to ensure holistic care that provides the best care and outcomes possible
Coordinated – as your multidisciplinary gynecologic oncology team, all the physicians and specialists who are providing your treatment meet for a team conference to synthesize their efforts
Each member of your clinical team meets together in one room to collaborate and bring the best knowledge to the table to discuss your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment moving forward. This approach ensures that each and every patient receives the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
Your highly-trained multidisciplinary team of physicians will include gynecologic experts, radiation, medical and surgical oncologists. Because we know cancer treatment is not just about medical care, it’s about patients – your team may also include pain and palliative care specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation specialists or other appropriate medical professionals.