Gynecologic Oncology

Women’s Cancer Screenings & Treatments

Our comprehensive gynecologic cancer program offers screenings, research-backed treatments, minimally invasive tumor removal surgeries and more. As part of New Jersey’s largest healthcare network, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group offers state-of-the-art treatments from a multidisciplinary team of board-certified providers. This team of clinicians practices medicine in a wide range of fields, including gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and oncologic surgery. Our medical team collaborates to develop a personalized, in-depth patient care plan specific to our patients’ needs.

Gynecologic cancer treatment is personalized to each patient. Our providers may use one treatment modality or a combination to help you achieve an optimal outcome. Treatments may include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, minimally invasive surgery, targeted therapy, radiation therapy as well as ongoing clinical trials. We treat the whole woman and are by her side every step of the way to encourage her physical, emotional, and reproductive wellbeing.

To contact one of New Jersey’s best gynecologic cancer specialists, call 844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.

What Are Gynecologic Cancers?

All cancers affecting the female genital tract fall under the umbrella of gynecologic cancers. Routine gynecologic cancer screenings are included in regular checkups to increase early detection.

We treat all types of gynecologic cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer: The cervix is a narrow tube that connects the uterus to the vagina/birth canal. Pap tests/smears are used to detect any precancerous cells before they can advance to the tumor stage. It’s important to see a gynecologist regularly because precancerous lesions of the cervix are often asymptomatic. Patients who do have symptoms may notice unusual bleeding between periods, after sex, or after menopause. Unusual vaginal discharge or pelvic pain may also indicate a cervical problem.
  • Ovarian cancer: The ovaries are two small, almond-shaped organs located on both sides of the uterus; they store a woman’s eggs from birth. Individuals with early-stage ovarian cancer usually don’t have any symptoms, which makes this cancer harder to detect before it becomes more advanced. Some symptoms may include frequent bloating, difficulty eating and/or quickly feeling full, frequent urgency to urinate, and pain in the abdomen.
  • Uterine/endometrial cancer: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, and the terms uterine and endometrial cancer are used interchangeably. This type of cancer is relatively easy to detect in the early stages because women usually experience symptoms of abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods. Women who began menstruating before age 12, have never been pregnant, or have a family history of the disease are at greater risk of uterine cancer.
  • Other gynecologic cancers: We treat all forms of gynecologic cancers, including rare types, such as fallopian tube cancer, uterine sarcoma, vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer among others.

To make an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health with one of our gynecological oncologists please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider or call 844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.