Our gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat
cancers and pre-cancers of the uterus (womb), ovaries, cervix and
The Gynaecological Oncology Team provides a wide range of
- Gynaecological Oncology clinic
- Post-menopausal Bleeding (PMB) clinic
- Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
- Fertility sparing surgery (for cervical cancer)
- Vulval clinic (complex vulval problems)
- Colposcopy clinic
- Prophylactic (preventative) surgery for endometrial or ovarian
- There is a dedicated team of Macmillan Gynaecology Nurse
Surgery for these is carried out at Saint Mary's Hospital.
We also carry out prophylactic (preventative) gynaecological
surgery and receive referrals from the Clinical Genetics Department
for women with a strong family history of gynaecological
If radiotherapy or chemotherapy is needed as part of the
treatment, this is provided at The Christie Hospital.
The department is an active academic unit with ongoing
programmes of both clinical and laboratory research. We also
have strong links with researchers at The Christie Hospital.
Women therefore have access to new surgical and non-surgical
treatments that are being developed.
Currently we are involved in studies of surgery in ovarian
cancer and vulval cancer. We have close links with clinical
trials of screening for ovarian cancer.
How would my care be managed?
Our specialists are experts at treating and managing
gynaecological cancers and understand how cancers present, what
they look like, how they behave, how and when to test for it and
how it may affect your life. They are involved with your
investigations, diagnosis and treatment options.
All patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer are discussed
at a weekly Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting, which includes
Surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists, Medical and Clinical
Oncologists and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
The benefit of this approach is that all the specialists meet to
discuss different treatment options and are able to reach a joint
decision about your individual treatment plan.
We also have links with the Palliative Care Team who may provide
help and advice for women at any stage of their treatment.
We have a dedicated team within gynaecology cancer services
comprising of Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical
Nurse Specialists and support staff.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners:
Macmillan Gynaecology Nurse
- Jo O`Neill
- Anne Lowry
- Jo Wilson
- Michelle Eckersley
- Clara Dennis
- Jennie Morgan
- Emma Allcock
How can I access this service?
Via referral from your General Practitioner (GP)
Via referral from a Hospital Consultant or a Clinical
Clinics are held in the Gynaecology Out-patient Department on
the ground floor of Saint Mary's Hospital.
Morning clinics are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and
To cancel/change appointments: (0161) 701 7552 / 701 8116 701
3540 (9.00 am - 5.00 pm)
Macmillan Nurse Specialists - (0161) 276 6394 (9.00 am -
Further information regarding conditions and treatments is
available from the support organisations listed below.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Support and Information for Cancer of the