Our gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat gynaecological cancers.
How would my care be managed?
We offer specialist treatment for all types of gynaecological cancer including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Women are cared for by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of specialists which include oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and pharmacists.
The MDT meet once per week to discuss all patients with a suspected or confirmed gynaecological cancer. Decisions regarding further investigations and potential treatment plans are made at this meeting. You will be informed of the recommendations from this meeting by your gynaecology consultant or your clinical nurse specialist.
What if I need surgical treatment?
If you require surgical treatment you will be referred to the Gynaecology Oncology department at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. You will then receive an appointment for a clinic with the Gynaecology Oncology Consultant who will be responsible for your surgical care. This may be in the form of a face to face clinic appointment, a telephone or a video consultation with your Gynaecology Oncology Consultant. They will discuss the proposed treatment plan with you.
You will also receive an appointment for a preoperative assessment (POA) clinic at either Glasgow Royal Infirmary or Stobhill ACH. This will be a face to face appointment with a trained pre-operative assessment nurse. They will ask you some questions regarding your general health, past medical history and medication history. They will check your pulse and blood pressure and take some routine pre surgery blood tests. For further details please see the section on our website relating to Pre Operative Assessment.
You will receive details of date and time for admission for surgery by letter and or telephone. At the moment all patients who have been referred for surgery are asked to socially isolate for a minimum of 2 weeks preoperatively. A Coronavirus / Covid 19 test will be done prior to surgery. This is usually a swab from the nose and throat. You will need to attend the ward for this in the days prior to your surgery. We will only proceed with your cancer operation if the test is negative. All of these steps are taken to reduce your risk of exposure to coronavirus and reduce your risk of developing Covid 19.
What if I need chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
If you require chemotherapy or radiotherapy you will receive this treatment at the Beatson Oncology Centre. The department is actively involved in research and clinical trials. The clinical trials unit is based at the Beatson Cancer centre.
We have a dedicated team within gynaecology cancer services comprising Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and support staff.
The Gynaecology Oncology Consultants based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary are:
The Gynaecology Oncology Nurse Specialists are:
Telephone number: 0141 201 3356.
Telephone number: 0141 201 3357
Telephone number: 0141 314 6827
If you require support then you can contact your local Clinical Nurse Specialist or those based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Beatson West of Scotland Cancer centre.
You may find the following websites helpful:
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