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Our gynecologic cancer experts use the most advanced treatments combined with compassionate support resources.

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Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancer is a term that covers all types of cancer in the female reproductive system. This includes cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer (often called endometrial cancer), vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer. More than 1,100 women a year entrust their gynecologic cancer care to the multi-disciplinary team at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. 

At Hollings, our gynecologic cancer team is led by gynecologic oncologists. These specialists are doctors who trained for four years as OB/GYNs and then pursued additional training to focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment. In addition to these specialists, our team includes radiation oncologists, gynecologic pathologists, advanced practice nurses who focus on women’s cancers, a nurse navigator dedicated to gynecologic cancer patients, social workers, a dietitian focused on cancer patients’ unique needs, psychological support services and more. Our primary concern is ensuring you are treated with compassion and thoroughness.

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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 national rankings for cancer care and take a leadership role in cancer research and prevention.

The Hollings difference

Gynecologic cancer treatment

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At Hollings, our gynecologic cancer specialists 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 cancer clinical trials

As a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we firmly believe that clinical trials are an important part of cancer care. Clinical trials show us whether new treatments work better than existing treatments. That’s important for future patients. But clinical trials are also important for current patients, because they offer the possibility of early access to new therapies or protocols that could become the standard-of-care in the future.

We offer a variety of gynecologic cancer clinical trials, including trials developed by researchers here at Hollings, industry trials and trials organized by other cancer centers. Learn more about clinical trials at Hollings and see our current gynecologic cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer clinical trials.

Hollings is also a partner in the GOG Foundation, a collaborative network of more than 400 sites across the country doing gynecologic cancer clinical and translational research, and a member of NRG Oncology, a cooperative group that organizes multi-institution cancer clinical trials. Through membership in these groups, Hollings is able to offer more diverse clinical trials. Ask your doctor if there is a clinical trial that fits your individual needs.

Refer a gynecologic cancer patient

To refer a gynecologic cancer patient to Hollings, please call patient referral coordinators Ulani DeCillis (843-985-0579) or Morgan Krohn (843-985-0580). If you are a referring provider, please submit our GYN Oncology Referral Form.

Nurse navigator support

You and your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of each option and decide on the best course of treatment for you. Our gynecologic cancer nurse navigator, Lorri Bennett, RN, MSN, CCRC, will help you understand what to expect during treatment and answer questions you may have.

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

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Mikiko Dollard

The one thing that Dr. Orr said that stuck out to me the most was he wanted to keep me on a curative path. It was the best thing he could have said to me because it gave me that hope right off the bat that he's got me.

Carol Sullivan, ovarian cancer survivor

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I know that I am receiving truly cutting-edge care, with the newest immunotherapies, and I am so grateful that I can drop off my daughter at preschool, drive to Hollings and be done in time to pick her up.

Sara Couch, cervical cancer survivor

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Gynecologic Cancer Care Locations

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Downtown

86 Jonathan Lucas Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Gynecology Oncology Beaufort

122 Okatie Center Boulevard North

Okatie, SC 29909

Gynecology Oncology East Cooper

East Cooper Medical Pavilion

1280 Hospital Drive

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Gynecology Oncology Florence

805 Pamplico Highway

Suite: 320

Florence, SC 29505

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Gynecology Oncology Murrells Inlet

Waccamaw Medical Park West

4040 Hwy 17 Bypass

Suite: 306

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Our experienced team includes 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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