Dr. Jerlinda Ross

Gynecologic Cancer

Our team at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center features female gynecologic oncologists along with nationally renowned radiation oncologists, ovarian cancer specialists and gynecologic pathologists.

More than 800 new patients come to our gynecologic cancer program each year due to our team’s expertise in care. We specialize in the diagnosis, surgery, treatment and management of cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and vulvar cancer with compassion and thoroughness.

We’re Here For You

At Hollings, we know a cancer diagnosis can be a life changing event. We are here to support you through your journey. Call 843-792-9300 and make an appointment. Experience what sets us apart.

Why choose Hollings ranked by U.S. News & World Report #39 in nation for cancer care

In good hands

You know you're in good hands at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Here, you have access to the latest innovations in cancer treatment, including clinical trials, advanced surgical techniques, support services and survivorship planning. You can rest easy knowing we hold many top national rankings for cancer care and take a leadership role in cancer research and prevention.

The Hollings difference

Treatment and Support

Dr. Whitney Graybill 
Dr. Whitney Graybill is double board certified in gynecology and oncology.

At Hollings, our gynecologic cancer specialists and nurse navigators understand that your situation is unique and that you deserve a specially tailored plan based on your needs.

Our treatment options include:

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our team is trained in the use of laparoscopic surgery and the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot that helps to increase surgical precision. These techniques are used for:

  • Early pelvic mass evaluations.
  • Staging and treatment for early endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer.
  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic lymph node assessment.

If surgery will be a part of your treatment plan, check out our Gynecology Oncology Surgery Guide to get a better understanding of what to expect and how to prepare.

Radiation Therapy

  • Specialized radiation oncology services to target therapy and decrease side effects.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in addition to traditional external beam radiation.
  • Vaginal brachytherapy for treatment of endometrial cancers.

Gynecologic Oncology Group Clinical Trials

In partnership with the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Hollings is able to offer you opportunities to participate in national Phase III clinical trials specific to gynecologic cancers, providing access to cancer-fighting agents not yet available in regular practice.

More than 14,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with cervical cancer — but it is one of the types of cancer that can be prevented with the HPV vaccine, which is available at Hollings. We also offer you options for early diagnosis and staging of all types of gynecologic cancers, including:

  • Human papillomavirus testing in addition to Pap smear.
  • Colposcopic assessment for cervical pre-invasive and invasive disease.
  • Same-day in-clinic fine needle aspiration as indicated.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT Scan) as indicated.
  • Interventional radiology for image-guided biopsy.
  • Robotic surgery.
Joseph Delaney

Our team of researchers and doctors are making new discoveries of more targeted and effective treatment for gynecologic cancer. Areas our researchers are focusing on include:

In addition, Hollings’ dedicated Gynecologic Oncology Transdisciplinary Cancer Team brings together expertise from different disciplines in basic and clinical research for monthly meetings to collaborate on ongoing gynecologic cancer research.

As South Carolina’s only NCI-designated cancer center, Hollings offers you clinical trials and treatments that aren’t available anywhere else in the state. These opportunities provide you with access to the latest medications, therapies, and surgical techniques that can improve your outcomes. Learn more about clinical trials at Hollings and see our current gynecologic cancer and ovarian cancer clinical trials.

 

My doctors gave me options and involved me in the decision-making, which meant a lot to me. I felt comfortable at Hollings and really trusted everyone who was caring for me.

Mikiko Dollard, cervical cancer survivor

Mikiko's story
Mikiko Dollard

I think screenings are important. If I had never gotten that screening, then maybe we would’ve never found the cancer since it was hiding on the inside of my cervix.

Halea Wylie, cervical cancer survivor

Halea's story
Halea Wylie stands outside wearing a hat

Gynecologic Cancer Care Locations

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Downtown

86 Jonathan Lucas Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Hematology + Oncology Florence

805 Pamplico Highway

Suite: 315

Florence, SC 29505

Our experienced team includes female gynecologic oncologists along with nationally known radiation oncologists and ovarian cancer specialists.

Patient Referrals

If you are a referring provider, please submit our GYN Oncology Referral Form.

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