Gynecologic Cancer Program
Complete care and treatment for cancers of the female reproductive system
Froedtert Hospital is regionally ranked for 12 medical specialties, including cancer and gynecology.
To make an appointment
or for more information, call 866-680-0505
or use our online form
Appointments for women seeking a second opinion are available with a gynecologic oncologist within 24 business hours through our Second Opinion Program
Our monthly support group for women who are newly diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer or are survivors offers an opportunity to share information, ask questions or receive encouragement. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Please see our online class schedule
for dates and speakers.
Care Team Focused on Gynecologic CancerThe Gynecologic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provides highly coordinated care for women who have cancers of the reproductive organs: ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vulva and vagina.
Our physicians focus exclusively on treating gynecologic cancer and offer a full range of treatment options, including advanced therapies.
The Gynecologic Cancer Program is one of 13 disease-specific programs offered at the Clinical Cancer Center.
Women with malignancies of the reproductive system do best when they work with physicians who focus on gynecologic cancer. The National Institutes of Health reports women with ovarian cancer have significantly improved survival rates when treated by a gynecologic oncologist. Seeing the right specialist is important: gynecologic oncologists have extensive training and expertise in providing the complex treatment necessary to managing this specific group of diseases.
The Gynecologic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin includes four board certified gynecologic oncologists, cancer specialists who have specialty training in the care and treatment of reproductive cancers, along with radiation oncologists who also focus on specifically on reproductive cancers. Learn more about our exceptional staff.
Facts About Gynecologic CancerThe diseases treated in the Gynecologic Cancer Program include cancers of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus (endometrial cancer), vagina and vulva, as well as malignant conditions that can arise related to abnormal pregnancies, such as gestational trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma.
Gynecologic cancers can strike women of any age.
The symptoms of gynecologic cancers may include abnormal bleeding, abdominal bloating, pain during intercourse and changes in bowel and bladder habits. Vaginal and vulvar cancer may also produce a lump, growth or skin change in the affected area.
In most cases, an annual gynecological exam combined with a PAP test can identify signs of vulvar, vaginal and cervical cancers at an early stage. Other cancers are harder to detect. Occasionally, a pelvic exam may reveal signs of ovarian cancer, though many women present with vague symptoms such as abdominal or back pain, constipation, fatigue, an upset stomach and bloating. Imaging studies, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan or ultrasound, and blood work may be used to identify suspected ovarian cancer. Most gynecologic cancers are diagnosed through a surgical biopsy.
Advanced Treatment Options
Treatment for gynecologic cancer can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used individually or in combination.
The Clinical Cancer Center's hub model
builds the entire care experience around patients. Dedicated program coordinators answer questions, address concerns, coordinate treatment and help you along in your journey.
Medical College of Wisconsin gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists offer advanced treatment options tailored to each individual. Some of the therapies offered through the Gynecologic Cancer Program are not offered anywhere else in southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more about our treatment options.
To learn more about the Gynecologic Cancer Program or make an appointment, please contact us online or call 414-805-0505 (toll-free 866-680-0505).
Last Review Date: Aug. 15, 2013
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause