Gynecologic Oncology Clinic"Malignancy"... "tumor"... "suspicious mass"... the thought of cancer is terrifying for most women. The gynecologic oncology specialists at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northern California's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, are meeting the needs of women with cancers of the reproductive tract.
Our unique multidisciplinary team of physicians, radiation and medical oncologists, oncology nurse practitioners and nurses all have specialized training in caring for patients with gynecologic cancers. Using a team approach, we are able to advise women and their families of the latest treatment options and to offer timely, innovative and compassionate care in a personal and supportive environment. The gynecologic oncologists have expertise in treating many types of female pelvic cancers, and throughout the process, attention is paid to facilitating discussion of all options and helping patients to clearly understand their individual conditions and treatments.
The scope of services provided includes screening examinations; diagnostic imaging; treatment of gynecologic cancer including surgery, radiation therapy, and/or medical oncology; outpatient chemotherapy; counseling services; innovative plastic reconstructive surgery; and second opinions for women with gynecologic cancer.
In addition to clinical care, Cancer Center physicians work to ensure a wide range of specialized services for patients and their families, including psychosocial counseling and individual therapy plans. There are also other resources available to patients to learn more and find support.
The Dysplasia Clinic offers integrated state-of-the-art care for abnormal Pap smears, genital warts, vulva disease/pain and/or anogenital dysplasia. These problems often arise in conjunction with infection with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). We practice with the philosophy that information and knowledge are powerful aspects of the healing process. Through the extensive research activities of the clinic faculty, we are committed to improving the current diagnostic tests and therapies available for HPV disease. A full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options are offered to our patients including colposcopy, loop excision, laser therapy, cryotherapy, high-resolution anoscopy, screening and enrollment in a variety of clinical trials.[Return to top] Return to Clinic Contact Page