If you have ovarian cancer, you know the diagnosis can be physically and emotionally challenging. But you don’t have to battle this cancer alone — our experts are here to help. The gynecologic oncologists at UChicago Medicine are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer, including cancer of the fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer.
We care for patients who:
- Have an ovarian mass that needs to be evaluated for risk of malignancy
- Have a new or suspected diagnosis of invasive or recurrent ovarian cancer
- Have a new diagnosis of primary or recurrent borderline tumor of the ovary, also known as low malignant potential (LMP) ovarian tumors
- Want a second opinion on the best possible treatment
- Are interested in participating in a clinical trial or study
- Have a BRCA mutation or other inherited mutation that increases risk of cancer and wish to discuss approaches to reduce the risk of developing cancer, including prophylactic surgery
Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Ovarian Cancer Care?
Our Treatment Philosophy
Patient-Centered Ovarian Cancer Care
We are committed to patient-centered care based on clear and open communication with patients, their families and their physicians. We pledge to listen, guide and treat you with respect and compassion. Each patient’s individualized treatment plan is designed and delivered by an integrated, team of specialists led by expert gynecologic oncologists.
Research & Expertise
We provide high-quality treatment for ovarian cancer patients through innovation, collaboration and leading-edge medicine. Your care will involve the newest treatment options, including surgery and access to therapies that may not be available at other hospitals, as we are one of the largest and most active ovarian cancer research programs in the country. Our physician-scientists are actively investigating the causes of ovarian cancer and are developing better ways to detect and fight the disease.
NCI-Designated Cancer Center
Our ovarian cancer specialists are members of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois. Here, teams of physicians and scientists work across disciplines to discover new methods for detecting and treating cancer through laboratory studies, clinical trials, prevention research and survivorship studies.
We are also accredited by the American College of Cancer Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, a designation that recognizes our cancer program's commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered cancer care.
Patients undergoing surgery or treatment for ovarian cancer are cared for in the Center for Care and Discovery, a state-of-the-art hospital designed with many thoughtful amenities for patients, families and visitors. Patient rooms are spacious enough to accommodate family members for extended stays. Features include foldout sofas, flat screen TVs, and beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and the University of Chicago campus. Helpful amenities include assistance finding a hotel nearby for visitors and delivery of medications before discharge from the hospital.
Convenient Outpatient Care
Outpatient care is offered at our main campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and at UChicago Medicine Cancer Care at Silver Cross Hospital - New Lenox.
Cancer Risk & Prevention
The Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Clinic is designed for women who may have a greater risk of developing gynecologic cancer because of an inherited mutation, their personal or family history. Screening, genetic testing, counseling and a wide range of helpful resources are available for those at risk for hereditary cancers. The clinic is very experienced with BRCA (a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer) and Lynch syndrome (associated with an increased risk of several cancers, including ovarian). Clinical investigators and our genetic counselors are also constantly assessing new genetic mutations that may put women at risk. Working together with the gynecologic oncology team, our cancer risk and prevention specialists create a comprehensive surveillance and treatment plan that is adapted to your current life circumstances.
As a leading center for advanced cancer care, the University of Chicago Medicine welcomes patients from throughout the region, country and around the world.
Convenient Locations for Gynecologic Oncology Care
Request an Appointment
You can also make an appointment with our providers by:
– Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home
– Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists
To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
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