Gynecologic cancer threatens lives. You might also fear losing your sex life or your ability to have a baby. For some women, these worries can feel overwhelming. Finding a gynecologic cancer surgery program with experience can help.
At UVA Health, we serve thousands of women. Our team performs hundreds of hysterectomies and other operations each year. We offer surgeries with less recovery time and pain. You get back to normal faster than normal.
The Latest Treatments for Gynecological Cancer
- Chemo with a catheter through your belly, for ovarian cancer
- Cryotherapy and laser surgery for cervical cancer
Better Recovery After Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
At UVA Health, we use simple science-backed methods to help you recover from a hysterectomy or other gynecologic cancer surgery better. We'll guide your care before, during, and after surgery using the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) approach.
We'll manage your fluid and energy intake. We get you moving and eating sooner than usual after surgery. And an effective and personalized pain-management plan will keep you comfortable. And you won't have to worry about the negative side effects caused by opioids.
With ERAS, you have:
- Faster healing
- A quicker return home
- Fewer problems
Testing & Clinical Trials
At UVA Health, you have the chance to join a clinical trial. We're always testing new drugs and methods. These studies give you access to the latest medicine. We research prevention, treatment, and survivors. We also research women at high risk for gynecological cancer. Learn more about clinical trials.
Get Peer Support
The Cancer Peer Support Program connects survivors and current patients. Trained cancer survivors share their experiences and insights to help those going through treatment and gynecologic cancer surgery. We also welcome caregivers to participate.
Want to give or receive peer support? Fill out the peer support interest form.