The multispecialty team provides each patient with a personalized care plan to create the path for the most optimal outcome, including recommendations for advanced diagnostics, consideration of minimally invasive options and participation in promising clinical trials, as well as complete follow-up care.
Treatment of vaginal cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the type of cancer, the area of vagina involved, and the age and health of the patient. Surgery is sometimes used to remove the cancer, but most patients are treated with radiation. If the tumor is actually cervical cancer extending into the vagina, then radiation is given with chemotherapy at the same time. If surgery is reccomended, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) offers a full range of surgical options and expertise for patients diagnosed with vaginal cancer. Led by nationally recognized surgeons, NorthShore offers a wide range of options including minimally invasive as well as more radical surgeries if indicated.
NorthShore’s team of gynecologic oncologists manages and oversees each patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment, including both the surgical and chemotherapeutic aspects of treatment, and coordinating with other specialists as needed.
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