Caring for the whole person
Treating Gynecologic Cancer
Having cancer is a life-changing experience for each individual patient, and their family and friends. At Baptist MD Anderson in Jacksonville, our patients receive care based on the same processes and standards as MD Anderson Cancer Center. Patients here in the Southeast benefit from our partnership with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
You and your team of specialists work together to choose a cancer treatment plan for you. Your plan is based on your overall health, the type of cancer, and your own preferences.
Together, we’re leading the local fight against cancer.
At Baptist MD Anderson, we’re ready to fight for you every step of the way. As part of your treatment, you are assigned a nurse navigator, who has specialized training in caring for patients with gynecologic cancer to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Your personalized treatment plan will be based on:
- The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
- Molecular, clinical and genetic features of the disease
- Your health history
- Your personal goals
Your treatment plan will be designed to improve your quality of life and reduce the risk that your cancer will return. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat your cancer or help relieve symptoms.
Explore your options
Clinical Trials at Baptist MD Anderson
At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer clinical trial studies for emerging and innovative therapies for gynecologic cancers. Through our collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Network, our patients can access cutting edge treatments, new technologies and clinical trials. Together, we’re shaping the future of cancer care.
We offer select clinical trials with MD Anderson and multiple unique clinical trials from:
- Leading pharmaceutical companies
- The National Cancer Institute
- National Clinical Trials NetworkPrivate companiesIndividual physician investigator
A complete approach to care
Your Multidisciplinary Team
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your team is made up of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists who work together on your specific case.
As part of your treatment, you are also assigned a nurse navigator. Our nurses have specialized training in caring for patients with gynecologic cancer. Your nurse navigator will be there to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Gynecologic Cancer Clinic
Within our specialized clinics we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The gynecologic cancer clinic is located in the following locations:
What to expect at
Your First Appointment
As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you will meet with your physician. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.
When you arrive, one of our staff members will take your height, weight and vital signs. Your physician will also perform a pelvic exam. You may be asked to do some lab work before your visit. One of our providers will review your medical history, any recent side-effects you may have experienced and any medications you are currently taking.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Our team of experts are ready to help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions, options and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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