Our Gynaecology Oncology service aims to diagnose and treat cancers and pre-cancers of the uterus (womb), ovaries, cervix and vulva.
We offer a wide range of services:
- Rapid Access Clinic
- Gynaecological Oncology Clinic
- Post-menopausal Bleeding Clinic
- Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
All patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer are discussed at a weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting, which includes Surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists, Medical, Clinical Oncologists and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS).
We work in conjunction with our colleagues at the tertiary centre, The Christie Hospital, to ensure patients receive prompt access to appropriate specialist treatment whether that is surgical treatment or other medical treatment. If radiotherapy or chemotherapy is needed as part of the treatment this is provided at the Christie Hospital.
You can access this service via referral from your GP or via referral from a hospital Consultant.
Clinics are held in the Gynaecology Outpatients Department on Ward 25 in the Pink Zone, second floor at Leighton Hospital.
Diagnostic and therapeutic surgical treatment is carried out locally following the specialist MDT review. This generally includes patients with early stage endometrial (womb) cancer and early stage cervical cancer. Where appropriate, our surgeons perform minimally invasive keyhole surgery to reduce length of stay and enhance recovery.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a Registered Nurse who is a specialist in dealing with people with a gynaecological cancer or a possible cancer. The CNS provides information, education, advice and support for patients, their families and carers. The CNS is known as your key worker.