- Gynecologic Cancer Experts
Recognized for its outstanding team of doctors who care for women with all types of gynecologic cancer, Loyola Medicine delivers clinically integrated, patient-centered care. Our team, led by Ronald Potkul, MD, accepts even the most challenging cases while delivering superior outcomes.
Advanced Treatment for Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that diagnoses and treats cancers of the female reproductive system. Loyola Medicine is recognized for its outstanding interdisciplinary team of doctors who care for women with all types of gynecologic cancer, including:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Gestational trophoblastic disease
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Uterine sarcoma
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
At Loyola, our expert doctors are committed to treating the whole person, not just the gynecologic cancer. The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center provides expanded clinics, diagnostic capabilities and laboratories for the gynecologic oncology program.
Loyola doctors, specializing in the treatment of gynecologic cancer, provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for our patients. As a leading medical center, Loyola has extensive expertise in radical surgeries, minimally invasive surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists works together to develop individualized treatment plans that result in the best outcomes for our patients.
How is Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosed?
Loyola doctors approach the diagnosis of gynecologic cancers with great detail and care. Diagnosis often depends on the specific cancer type and is typically made after you have completed a medical history, physical exam and laboratory tests.
Early diagnosis is important. Using the latest technology and advanced procedures, Loyola offers the following tests for early detection of gynecologic cancer:
How is Gynecologic Cancer Treated?
As a female oncology patient at Loyola, you will receive the most advanced care from a team of specialists that include:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Specialty radiologists
Loyola is committed to developing new and effective therapies for gynecologic tumors, with the goal of increasing cancer survival. As a top-ranking academic medical center, Loyola has access to the most current treatment options, which may include:
In addition to clinical trials, we offer genetics testing, radiation oncology and state-of-the-art laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures.
Early Detection and Screening for Gynecologic Cancers
As with many cancer types, early detection of gynecologic cancers is important to enhance your long term outcomes. Loyola Medicine is committed to the screening and early detection of all gynecologic cancer types. Screening tests are used to look for disease before you exhibit any symptoms and are effective when they detect disease early, leading to more effective treatment and positive outcomes.
Learn more about the Gynecologic Cancer Screening Guidelines that Loyola follows for the early detection of gynecologic cancers.
Gynecologic Oncology Research at Loyola
Loyola is committed to providing excellence in gynecologic oncology research and care. Our patients have access to clinical trials and research, which promotes continuity of care and advanced treatment options. Our research interests include:
- Cervical neoplasia
- Flow cytometry in neoplasia
- Human papillomavirus
- Innovative surgical procedures
- Liposomal delivery systems for chemotherapy
- New chemotherapeutic regimens