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Laparoscopic Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers

The most common gynecologic cancers are ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. Their treatment is complex and are specific to each cancer. Many of these cancers are treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation. In the past, patients have traditionally had a large open incision which was associated with a more painful and slower surgical recovery. Now, we offer patients a laparoscopic approach to their cancer surgery. This allows the same surgery to be performed through several small incisions. Laparoscopic surgery allows most of our patients to go home the day of surgery or the following day. Recovery time and discomfort is greatly reduced. Further, surgical bleeding and infection risk is reduced. For these reasons, laparoscopy has become our preferred surgical approach in the treatment of Gynecologic Cancer.

Gynecologic Oncologists

Web Resources:

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The Wellness Committee
National Cancer Institute – Types of Cancer
NCI – Ovarian Cancer
NCI – Endometrial Cancer
NCI – Cervical Cancer
Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland
Women’s Cancer Network
The Bay Area Tumor Institute