16.04.2021

One-Stop Cancer Care

The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology at NUH Women’s Centre provides the full spectrum of care from diagnosis through treatment to recovery and follow-up and surveillance. We are able to do this because we are a multidisciplinary grouping of specialists with an interest in caring for women living with cancer.

Our gynaecologic pathologists are able to provide expert second opinions on tissue consultations and provide us with accurate and timely information about your diagnosis from biopsy and surgical specimens.

Our team of gynaecologic cancer surgeons has the collective experience and expertise to offer treatment options that range from Radical to Ultra-radical Cancer Surgery. For women who are considering the possibility of pregnancy after cancer surgery, a consultation with our team of specialists will be able to provide you with details about fertility-sparing surgical options.

For the very latest in technology-leveraged surgical treatment, NUH Women’s Centre offers robot-assisted cancer surgery through the GRACES (Gynaecologic Robot-Assisted Cancer and Endoscopic Surgery) programme. Gynaecologic robot-assisted surgery can offer patients the option of having radical or difficult surgery without the prolonged recovery. Our endometrial cancer patients typically go home the very next day after surgery.

Other treatment options for minimally invasive surgical treatments for cancer include laparoscopic surgery and vaginal surgery where surgery is performed through small ports on the belly or through the vagina. Both media will facilitate a more rapid recovery than open surgery.

The team also has the expertise and the experience to manage less common malignant conditions such as Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and gynaecologic cancers in children and teenagers.

Our team comprises specialists from Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. This allows us to deliver the care and treatment that you need in a seamless or gapless continuum. This is because not all cancers are the same and each cancer patient may require the expertise of a different member of the women’s cancer team.

Our team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons are also available to help women not only be disease-free but to look and feel whole again even after radical cancer surgery. Our team of women’s mental healthcare professionals are an integral part of the care team and the care that they provide is essential to the cancer care continuum at NUH Women’s Centre. This is part of our commitment to women being whole, not just disease-free.

Allied health support is integral to completing the cancer care infrastructure. These come in the form of dedicated services such as Complex Wound and Stoma clinics and Lymphedema clinics which are staffed by dedicated allied health care professionals and nurse clinicians who have received specialised training to be able to deliver the unique support that women living with cancer require.

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