About This Specialty
UT Health Austin’s Gynecologic Cancer specialty within the Livestrong Cancer Institutes provides care for patients (15 years and older) who have any known or suspected gynecologic cancers, including suspicious pelvic masses, cervical cancers, endometrial/uterine cancer, gestational trophoblastic disease, ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer. We also provide treatment and surveillance for patients who have the BRCA mutation, HNPCC/Lynch syndrome, AIS (cervical adenocarcinoma in situ), CIN III (carcinoma in situ), and VIN III (carcinoma in situ). We combine the latest research and methodologies with supportive care for the body, mind, and heart through an integrated comprehensive approach designed to help you and your loved ones maintain balance and wellness through the cancer journey.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Gynecologic Cancer care team includes gynecologic oncologists, surgical oncologist, medical oncologists, radiation oncologist, pathologists, radiologists, fertility preservation specialists, genetic counselors, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with world-class, personalized cancer treatment. We call our approach to cancer care CaLM (Cancer Life reiMagined), and your treatment begins with a comprehensive, whole-person assessment that your care team will use to develop a personalized care plan to treat your condition and help restore your wellness. Depending on your specific needs, your treatment may include combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. Managing cancer is hard enough, without having to search for what you need, which is why we compiled a checklist to help you prepare for your first appointment. During your initial visit, your care team will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, schedule any further testing, and discuss the next steps of your care with you and your family.
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