Inova Cancer Institute and Inova Women's Services work together seamlessly to provide a comprehensive treatment program for women with cancer of the cervix, ovaries, uterus or other reproductive organs.
The most common treatments for reproductive cancers are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. More aggressive treatment may include a combination. Treatment is available at all Inova locations. All treatment plans depend on the individual woman's type, location and extent of the cancer. You and your physician will work together to determine the best approach for your specific cancer.
A variety of advanced surgical techniques are available, from minimally invasive da Vinci® robotic assisted surgery to traditional procedures, depending on the type of cancer diagnosed.
Chemotherapy relies on drugs that travel through the bloodstream to kill cancerous cells. It is used as a follow-up therapy to surgery.
A course of radiation therapy is appropriate for many gynecologic cancers. It may be used alone in early-stage tumors or combined with chemotherapy in locally advanced disease. Radiation therapy may also be used before or after surgery.
These safe, effective, nontoxic holistic methods are used to help cancer patients fight the disease and prevent recurrences