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Kettering Health is here to offer you care from early screening to treatment. We understand how scary and confusing this diagnosis is for you, which is why we offer support and education. We want to help you get through this with the best possible outcome.
Our Approach to Gynecologic Cancer
Cancer is not an easy diagnosis to receive. Gynecological cancer can be especially hard to detect early, and we want to help you protect your health when possible. Your cancer team at Kettering Health will support you with education and empathetic care. We want to give you the tools to win your fight against cancer. We want to help you achieve your best health.
Why Choose Kettering Health for Gynecologic Cancer Treatment?
All women have a slight risk for developing gynecologic cancers. That risk can be increased by your age, family history, inherited gene mutations, weight, and other factors. We encourage you to take control of your health and work with your doctor to know your risk.
Kettering Health will be with you through every step of this process, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, education, and remission. We are here to support you and provide you with everything you need to recover.
Gynecologic cancer can be difficult to detect early, but your doctor will help determine when you should receive screenings like pap smears and cervical cancer screenings. We also help educate you about early warning signs and symptoms of the various types of gynecologic cancer.
It is important to work with your doctor to determine your risk and take steps to mitigate that risk. Be honest with your doctor, as this can help them properly recommend screenings. If you are younger than 26 years old, consider getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Getting this vaccine can actually help prevent cervical cancer from developing.
Cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancers are the most common types of gynecological cancers. We are here to support you through this diagnosis, no matter what cancer you have. From your first symptoms through your treatment, we provide compassionate care to support you on your journey to recovery.
If you or your physician suspects gynecologic cancer, the Kettering Health cancer team has a variety of tests to help you determine what is causing your symptoms:
- CA-125 Blood Test
- Computed Tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Ultrasound or sonography
We will work with you to determine a plan that works best for you, to help you achieve better health. Based on the type and stage of your gynecologic cancer, your care team will identify the best treatment plan for you. This may include one of more of the following:
- Hormone Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
- Targeted Therapy
You can rely on Kettering Health’s surgical oncologists, radiologists, dieticians, chaplains, nurses, and support staff to treat you with the expertise and compassion that will make this diagnosis more manageable.
Support and education
When you’re facing gynecological cancer, treatment is only one part of your plan for better health. Support and education for your cancer are also important. We offer classes, support groups, and events to help you remember you are not alone in this fight.
Kettering Health will help you build a personal support network from the day you’re first diagnosed. We strive to connect you with people who care about your story and want to help you. Providing you superior care goes beyond offering treatment.
For more information on offerings, call (855) 500-CURE (2873).