For more information, please call 304-399-6600.
According to the most recent information from the American Cancer Society, ovarian and uterine cancers are among the eight leading sites of cancer affecting women. Gynecologic malignancies, or cancers of the female reproductive tract (including the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes), are increasing in their importance and incidence.
The Gynecologic Oncology Program at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center provides the latest in diagnostic and treatment services for women with possible pre-cancerous conditions or with malignancies of the reproductive tract. The most common of these cancers involve the uterus, ovaries, and cervix, although any part of the female reproductive tract may be involved.
Working closely with radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists and other oncology-related medical specialists, each patient is provided with a multi-disciplinary approach to her specific cancer in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Additionally, patients are assisted by a team of specialists from social work, nutritional counseling, pharmacy, home health and pastoral care who are all working in a concerted effort to optimize the quality of life and improve survival. At each step of the way, patients are offered guidance and support from the initial decision-making process throughout the course of treatment and beyond into the realm of survivorship.
Sharing, a dedicated support group created for women with gynecologic cancers, meets monthly to enhance fellowship and provide education and support for women undergoing cancer treatment as well as for cancer survivors.
Gerard Oakley, M.D.
|Board Certification:||Am Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (GYN Oncology)|
|Medical school:||Univ. of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI)|
|Fellowship:||University of Minnesota Hospitals (Minneapolis, MN)|
|Residency:||Wright State University (Dayton, OH)|
- Page last updated: Nov 29, 2012