Gynecologic Oncology Program
The Gynecologic Oncology Program of the IU Simon Cancer Center offers multidisciplinary care to adolescent and adult women with gynecologic malignancies or pre-malignancies (e.g. dysplasia, carcinoma in-situ) of the cervix, ovary, uterus, vulva, and vagina and to those with a family history of ovarian cancer. We also treat gestational trophoblastic disease.
Women who have been told by their physician or primary gynecologist that they have a malignant condition of the reproductive organs frequently will experience anxiety. Sometimes the condition can be cared for locally; however, sometimes the primary physician or the patient will wish a second opinion or choose to seek out the expertise of a specialist.
Patients may receive multidisciplinary diagnostic services and treatment recommendations in one visit. Diagnostic tools include clinical examination, blood testing, radiographic studies, nuclear medicine studies, laparoscopy, colposcopy, and hysteroscopy. Therapeutic options include laser and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy, either alone or in combination, based on the most current treatment recommendations. Eligible patients have access to innovative clinical trials utilizing IU Simon Cancer Center and Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) protocols as well as information about ongoing clinical studies elsewhere in the United States.