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“ We provide support and assistance to our patients in every aspect of their illness ”

Dr Jean-Marie Nogaret,
Surgeon and head of the Gynaeco-Mammary Surgery Clinic

How we treat gynaecological cancers

The term gynaecological cancer covers cancers of the endometrium, the ovaries, the cervix, the vulva and the vagina. These intimate cancers require multidisciplinary, personalised care and treatment.

The examinations needed to establish an accurate diagnosis of gynaecological cancer depend on the organ or tissue concerned. In all cases, the following are standard:

  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis;
  • a biopsy of the suspicious tissue;
  • in ovarian cancer, if the patient has a personal or family history of breast cancer, a genetic mutation may be looked for.

Depending on the individual case, these examinations may be supplemented by an endoscopy (of the colon, the bladder, etc), a CT scan, and an abdominal ultrasound to establish the extent of the tumour and detect any possible metastases.