If you, or someone you love, receive a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, you have immediate access to South Florida's most experienced team with the best patient outcomes. Sylvester's team of gynecologic cancer physician-experts are members of one of the nation's top academic cancer centers — completely focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of your cancer.
Each new gynecologic cancer patient's case is presented at a multidisciplinary tumor conference that includes the input of medical, gynecologic, and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and genetic counselors. That specialization and depth of expertise mean a correct comprehensive diagnosis with delivery of the most targeted treatments.
An experienced, dedicated nurse navigator makes sure all your outside records and test results are received, coordinates appointments, and answers your questions. We make the making the process friendlier and less daunting.
Conditions and Treatments
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. As a comprehensive cancer center with research funding from the National Cancer Institute, Sylvester’s clinical trials provide you and your care team with the latest and greatest ways to prevent, detect, treat, and cure your cancer. About 25 percent of newly diagnosed gynecologic cancer patients are enrolled in clinical trials.
One of only four designated Cancer Centers of Excellence in the state of Florida, and the only one in South Florida. At Sylvester, you have access to leading-edge diagnosis and treatment, through our standard treatment or clinical trials.
Sylvester treats more than 5,000 cancer patients each year. You benefit for our depth and breadth of expertise. Your dedicated team of experts at Sylvester has more experience to treat your unique cancer.
Multidisciplinary care teams provide nationally recognized expertise. In short, your physician experts talk to each other, face-to-face, on a regular basis and plan the right care for you and your specific cancer. And, you can expect that caliber of care in years to come. Sylvester also has the only gynecologic oncology fellowship in South Florida training the next generation of doctors.
Hereditary cancer expertise. As an academic center, Sylvester has board-certified genetics professionals working closely with oncology specialists to identify and manage patients and their families with hereditary cancer syndromes. They don't just tell you that you have a hereditary mutation. You and your family are supported along the way to make screening and treatment decisions.
A Dedicated Dysplasia Clinic. Pre-invasive ano-genital disease, also known as dysplasia, is common and can affect the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus. If you have dysplasia, when appropriately treated, cancer of these sites may be prevented.
The leading South Florida center for robotic gynecologic surgery. Our advanced technology offers pinpoint precision for tumor removal: Robotics enable your surgeon to have precise control over taking only the tumor and leaving as much normal tissue as possible.
Unique near-infrared imaging for removing sentinel lymph nodes only for detection of gynecologic cancer spread. This approach offers less chance of lymphedema. By taking only the necessary lymph nodes for analysis, your surgical trauma is reduced with less chance of painful lower extremity swelling.
One of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay, totally real-time MRI-guided radiation therapy. This leading edge technology pinpoints radiation in real time. If you move during treatment, it stops and recalibrates so only the precise treatment area gets the radiation, sparing healthy tissues.
Fertility preservation experts. You don’t have to choose between future fertility and cancer treatment. Specialists at the University of Miami Fertility Center offer fertility counseling for male and female cancer patients to help you explore your options and make decisions regarding fertility preservation before you undergo treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation.