Female reproductive system cancers include ovarian, fallopian tube, uterine and endometrial, vaginal, vulvar and cervical. Often difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be confused with multiple health conditions, many gynecologic cancers may spread to other parts of the body before being detected.
Attention to abnormal bleeding, as well as screening tests such as the PAP smear, and regular gynecologic exams can lead to early detection and effective treatment.
Your First Choice for Gynecologic Cancer Care in Southern New Hampshire
Choose Parkland Medical Center for gynecologic cancer care and gain access to our exceptional multispecialty cancer care team. You’ll benefit from surgeons who are board–certified in gynecologic oncology and the improved outcomes associated with care provided by specialized doctors, including those from our affiliation with the Sofia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and from the Cancer Care Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our sister facility on the Seacoast. In addition, the oncology team works closely with our support teams to connect you and your family with a variety of community–based resources.
Through a partnership with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, care is available for patients at 6 Tsienetto Road in Derry, NH and 31 Stiles Road, Salem, NH. Gynecologic oncology conditions treated through Lahey Gynecologic Oncology at Parkland Medical Center include:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- HPV and cervical dysplasia (precancerous conditions)
- Ovarian cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Recurring gynecologic cancers
- Uterine cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
Comprehensive, Customized Care
Working across medical specialties, members of our cancer teams jointly plan your care and tailor treatments to fight your specific condition. They collaborate in well–attended bi–weekly conferences to focus on your case, discuss your personal care plan, share their expertise with colleagues, give you the reassurance of multiple second opinions and deliver the best outcome possible for you.
Advanced Treatment Technology
Your treatment options for gynecologic cancers through Parkland Medical Center include surgery, chemotherapy/infusion and access to radiation therapy. In many cases, surgery can be conducted using minimally invasive procedures that offer benefits such as:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of infection
- Smaller incision and less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
You may also benefit from selected interventional radiology services—available through our sister facility, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and additional partners in the area—to treat fibroids and other conditions with procedures such as embolization, as well as urogynecologic care that may involve urogynecologic surgery for pelvic reconstruction and repair of uterine or vaginal vault prolapse.
Rehabilitation & Recovery
Support your recovery and regain function during and after treatment by taking advantage of the extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services available to you through Parkland Medical Center. Our compassionate clinicians, nurses and therapists deliver the expert care you need. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our extensive cancer recovery and support resources, lunch–and–learn sessions, healing arts workshops, palliative care, pain management and more.
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