Female reproductive system cancers include ovarian, fallopian tube, endometrial (uterine), vaginal, vulvar and cervical cancers. 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.
Gynecologic cancer care in the Seacoast Region
Choose Portsmouth Regional Hospital for gynecologic cancer care and gain access to our exceptional multispecialty cancer care team. Our patients benefit from having their condition seen by board-certified surgeons in gynecologic oncology as well as improved outcomes associated with care provided by our specialized doctors. In addition, Portsmouth Regional Hospital's oncology team works closely with our cancer support teams to connect you and your family with a number of community-based resources.
Comprehensive, customized care
Working across multiple medical specialties, members of our cancer teams jointly plan your care and tailor treatments to fight your specific condition. They collaborate in weekly conferences to focus on your case, discuss your personal care plan and share their expertise with colleagues, all in the effort to deliver the best outcome possible for you.
Advanced treatment technology
In many cases, conditions that are treated with surgery can be conducted using minimally invasive procedures that offer may benefits to patients, 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 our interventional radiology services to treat fibroids and other conditions with various procedures, such as embolization. Additionally, interventional radiology may be used alongside urogynecologic surgery for pelvic reconstruction or the repair of uterine and vaginal vault prolapse.
Rehabilitation and recovery
Support your recovery and regain function during and after cancer treatment by taking advantage of the extensive outpatient rehabilitation services available to you through Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our services for palliative care, pain management and integrative care.