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Gynaecological Oncology

Our gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat cancers and pre-cancers of the uterus (womb), ovaries, cervix and vulva.

The Gynaecological Oncology Team provides a wide range of services including:

 

  • 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 cancer
  • There is a dedicated team of Macmillan Gynaecology Nurse Specialists.

 

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 cancers.

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.

 

Our staff:

We have a dedicated team within gynaecology cancer services comprising of Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and support staff.

Consultants:

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners:

 

Macmillan Gynaecology Nurse Specialists:

  • 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 Geneticist.

 

Location:

Clinics are held in the Gynaecology Out-patient Department on the ground floor of Saint Mary's Hospital.

 

Clinic times:

Morning clinics are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Contact details:

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 - 5.00 pm).

 

Information leaflets:

Further information regarding conditions and treatments is available from the support organisations listed below.

 

Additional Support:

Macmillan Cancer Support

www.macmillan.org.uk/

 

Cervical Cancer

www.jostrust.org.uk/

 

Ovarian Cancer:

www.targetovariancancer .org.uk/

www.ovacome.org.uk/

 

Support and Information for Cancer of the Vulva

www.vaco .co.uk/