Our physicians are expert at diagnosing and staging ovarian cancer, so you get the right treatment as soon as possible.
Early and accurate diagnosis of gynecologic cancers is important. Our specialized pathologists and diagnostic radiologists offer each patient leading-edge technology and techniques, including:
The doctor will remove cells from the tumor or area suspected to be cancerous and a pathologist will view them under a microscope. Tissue can be removed by:
Our surgical oncologists are expert at minimally invasive surgical techniques used for diagnosing reproductive cancers.
Staging is a way of determining how much disease is in your body and where it has spread. This information is important because it helps your doctor decide the best type of treatment for you and the outlook for your recovery. The technique used for staging your cancer will depend on the type of cancer you have, however many gynecologic cancers are staged during surgery.
The staging of your cancer is described with a number from 0-4, with 0 being the least amount of disease and 4 being the most. Your oncologist will explain what your cancer staging means for your treatment plan and prognosis.
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West Shore: 717-221-5940
East Shore: 717-230-3026
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