The Gynecologic Cancer Center at Rush provides care to individuals at risk for, or diagnosed with, the following:
Established in 1972, the Gynecologic Cancer Center at Rush was one of the first in the region to fight gynecological cancers with a team approach. This approach enables patients to see specialists in the areas of gynecologic oncology and medical oncology and receive a personalized treatment plan in a single visit.
The Gynecologic Cancer Center also can provide individuals who have previously been diagnosed. To learn more about the importance of a second opinion, please see our Seeking a Second Opinion page.
A full range of treatments are offered, from standard therapies to innovative treatment options, and new options are being explored every day. Many women benefit from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or a combination of these therapies. As part of the clinic, you will receive the newest treatments available for gynecologic cancer, including:
Clinical trials for biologic or "targeted" therapies
Interperitoneal chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy
A personalized treatment plan will be developed after your initial visit and you meet with the clinical team.
Cancer Integrative Medicine
Rush has a dedicated Cancer Integrative Medicine Program that offers patients access to complementary treatments including acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, counseling, massage therapy, medical hypnosis, nutritional counseling and yoga. For more information, see our Cancer Integrative Medicine Program page.
Supportive and Educational Services
Rush is committed to helping patients and their families cope with the psychological, emotional and spiritual effects of cancer. We offer our patients access to a variety of cancer support programs, including the opportunity to meet with an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator, who assesses the individual patient needs and provides information about available community services and programs.