There are different treatment options that may be available once you are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. These include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal treatment. The choice of treatment will depend on the type and stage of your cancer. A Multi-Disciplinary Team will decide on the best treatment plan for you.
- Surgery:The type and extent of surgery will depend on the site and stage of the cancer.
- Radiotherapy: X-Ray beams are directed at your cancer to destroy cancer cells and prevent them from growing. Radiotherapy can be given before surgery (neoadjuvant) to shrink the tumor and after surgery (adjuvant) to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Radiotherapy can be also used to relieve symptoms if the cancer is very advanced or recurrent.
- Chemotherapy:This is treatment with anti-cancer drugs. It is given through the veins and travels through the bloodstream to almost every part of your body. Chemotherapy can be given before surgery (neoadjuvant) to shrink a tumor and after surgery (adjuvant) to destroy any remaining cancer cells. A combination of agents (called a regimen) is usually recommended. This typically consists of two drugs, carboplatin and paclitaxel.
- Hormonal and Other Treatment:Some cancers are sensitive to certain hormonal treatment.
Endometrial Cancer (Cancer of the Womb)
Ovarian/Fallopian Tube Cancer