If your doctor has referred you to the Gynecological Oncology clinic it is because it may be suspected that you have a gynecological cancer. Gynecological cancers are cancer of the uterus, cancer of the ovaries, cervical cancer or cancer of the vulva.
During your consultation, we will welcome you and then take your full medical history. If necessary, one of our gyne-oncology specialists will begin by performing a physical examination including a pelvic examination. This will provide our physician with more information to make his/her recommendation for treatment. We know this can be a worrying time for you, so we will do everything we can to ensure you understand your treatment options and you have the opportunity to ask questions. A plan of care will be discussed with you on the day of your appointment and arrangements made for any further investigations that may be needed. You will also be introduced to our Clinical Nurse Specialist and Patient Pathway Coordinator. They will be there for you every step of the way to provide additional information about your diagnosis and answer any questions you may have about your scheduled treatments.
If you are a candidate for surgery, we will book this on the day of your appointment. Your physician will explain the risks and benefits and will ask you to sign a consent form. One of our nurses will also provide you with additional advice and information. If you have health problems, we may refer you to a specialist who will determine if it is safe for you to have surgery.