Depending on factors such as age, personal and family medical history, lifestyle and habits, every person has a different chance of developing cancer. Gynecologic cancer affects many organs, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vulvar, vagina and fallopian tubes. Treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system requires the expertise of gynecologic oncologists. These physicians are obstetricians/gynecologists who have additional training in the management of gynecologic malignancies, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and the use of experimental treatments.
Services at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Include:
- Education and information needed to make informed healthcare decisions
- Evaluation of symptoms, diagnosis and staging
- Treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and biological therapy
- Management and treatment of side effects
- Follow up care
- Support groups and psychosocial services
Treatment options in gynecologic cancer care include the use of the da Vinci® S Robotic System. This amazing technology enables our specialized surgeons' wrist, hand and finger movements to be translated into precise movements of the micro-instruments controlled by the robotic arms.
Patients undergoing robotic-assisted surgery receive all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions. Moreover, the da Vinci® System can mean a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.
Da Vinci® Robotic surgery has been used successfully to perform surgeries for:
- bladder cancer
- cervical cancer
- endometrial (uterine) cancer
- ovarian cancer
Your surgeon will determine the best treatment option for you, based on your condition, overall health and best possible outcomes.