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About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to leading-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (972) 202-8877 or chat online at askSARAH.
Gynecologic cancer care in North Texas
The gynecologic oncology specialists at Medical City Healthcare hospitals offer comprehensive treatment options for gynecologic cancers. Following a diagnosis, they will explore all surgical and nonsurgical options and explain their benefits and risk factors to find the most effective care plan for you.
For more information about gynecologic cancer care, call askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
Types of gynecologic cancer we treat
Through our oncology program in North Texas, patients have access to treatments for all types of gynecologic cancer. Your specialist will walk you through all of your treatment options and create a custom plan tailored to your specific diagnosis and medical history. Your physician may also incorporate care through our gynecology program.
We treat all types of cervical cancers, including:
- Squamous cell carcinomas, which affect skin cells and are the most common type of cervical cancer, accounting for roughly 90 percent of cases
- Adenocarcinomas, which form in the tissue found in blood vessels and organs
- Adenosquamous carcinomas (mixed carcinomas), which have features of both types of cervical cancer
We treat all types of ovarian cancer, including:
- Epithelial ovarian tumors, which develop in the outer surface of the ovaries and are the most common type of ovarian cancer
- Ovarian germ cell tumors, which make up about 2 percent of all ovarian cancers and develop from the cells that produce the eggs (ova)
- Ovarian stromal tumors, which account for about 1 percent of all ovarian cancers and often cause abnormal vaginal bleeding
We treat all types of cancers of the uterus, including:
- Uterine leiomyosarcomas, which are the most common type of uterine sarcomas and can grow and spread quickly
- Endometrial stromal sarcomas, which are a rare type of tumor and are often hard to detect and treat
- Undifferentiated sarcomas, which can grow and spread quickly
- Benign uterine tumors (fibroid tumors), which may need to be removed if they cause problems, such as pain, bleeding and bladder or bowel issues
We treat all types of cancers of the endometrium (the innermost lining layer of the uterus), also called endometrial carcinomas, including:
- Endometrioid carcinomas, which are the most common type of endometrial adenocarcinoma
- Uterine carcinosarcomas, which have features of both endometrial carcinomas and uterine sarcomas
We treat all types of vaginal cancer, including:
- Squamous cell carcinomas, which account for nearly 90 percent of ovarian cancer cases and tend to develop slowly over time
- Adenocarcinomas, which make up most of all other vaginal cancer cases
- Very rare vaginal cancers, including melanomas (skin cancers) and vaginal sarcomas (tumors found in bones or soft tissues)
We treat all types of cancers of the vulva, including:
- Squamous cell carcinomas, such as keratinizing squamous cell carcinomas (the most common type, often seen in older women) and the types more often found in younger women and associated with the human papillomavirus virus (HPV)
- Adenocarcinomas, such as Bartholin gland cancer (cancer affecting glands found in the vagina) and Paget's disease (a disease affecting bone health) of the vulva
- Less common vulvar cancers, including melanomas and sarcomas
Gynecologic cancer treatment options
Cancer treatment options available at Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas and Medical City Plano include gynecologic cancer surgery, such as hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and excision (partial removal of an organ), and nonsurgical options, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
We know a cancer diagnosis affects more than your physical health. That's why cancer support groups are a major part of cancer care at Medical City Healthcare. If you've just learned about a cancer diagnosis, are supporting a loved one through treatment or are transitioning into survivorship, we can connect you with a local community for ongoing care.