Gynecological Oncology

Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers that affect the female reproductive system.
Gynecological Oncology

Last Update Date: 6/4/2024 10:39:27 AM

70 thousand women are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although the treatment varies depending on the type of cancer at Liv Hospital Gynecological Oncology Clinic, surgery is primarily one of the preferred treatment methods. In early diagnosis, surgical intervention alone may be an adequate treatment. Robotic surgery, on the other hand, provides many advantages for both the patient and the doctor. Robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery are specialties that require additional training. An expert physician, who is experienced in gynecological oncology and robotic surgery, provides services at Liv Hospital.

 

Brachytherapy For Gynecological Cancers

Brachytherapy is used effectively in the treatment of gynecological cancers. Brachytherapy is used for gynecological cancers, especially for cervical cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer and vaginal cancer treatments. The radioactive source is placed inside the uterus or vagina and the tumor tissue is irradiated. Brachytherapy is usually performed as a daily treatment under sedation or general anesthesia.

It is evaluated at the Tumor Council

At Liv Hospital, patients first appear before the Tumor Council, which consists of many specialties such as surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and intensive care, and the treatment process is determined. Liv Hospital Cancer Center provides a 360-degree service for patients.

Dıseases Treated In Our Clınıc

Cervical Cancer

It is among the top 10 most common cancers in our country. It is believed that between 300 and 500 thousand new cases are diagnosed every year. However, 60 percent of cases do not respond to treatment and they are diagnosed at an advanced stage. It is thought that the incidence of cervical cancer will increase every day with the current sociocultural changes, and pose a much greater threat to our country in the coming years. In cervical cancer, as a result of pap smear screening, cervical cancer is detected in thousands of women in the early stages before cancer develops, and women's deaths due to cancer are prevented.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is also among the top 10 most common cancers in women. In our country, as in the rest of the world, at least three-quarters of the cases are diagnosed at advanced stages, and unfortunately, at these stages, these cancers are at least 80 percent fatal. It is the “gold standard” that no visible tumor is left during the first surgery of patients with ovarian cancer. The rate of successful surgery performed at Liv Hospital Gynecological Oncology Clinic in such a way that there is no visible tumor is 93 percent. This rate is 60 percent in some centers in Europe and 11 percent in Canada. Unfortunately, cancer tumor markers are also widely and unconsciously used throughout the country for possible early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. There is no known effective method for ovarian cancer screening yet.

Endometrial Cancer

Another important cancer among the female reproductive tract cancers is endometrial cancer. The most common female reproductive tract cancer in Western countries is endometrial cancer, and it is also among the top 10 most common cancers in our country. There may also be accompanying breast, ovarian, or colon cancers. Although there is no screening program, most cases are diagnosed at an early stage due to the complaint of bleeding. For this reason, endometrial cancer should be kept in mind and examined in case of vaginal bleeding after menopause.

Other Cancers of the Female Reproductive System

Female external reproductive system cancers (vulva and vagina) and special types of female reproductive system cancers are treated according to international standards at Liv Hospital Gynecological Oncology Clinic.