Patients & Visitors

Gynaecology: Cancer

D3

Services & Treatments

  • Screening
  • Prevention
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Surgical oncology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy services
  • Cancer follow up

Chemotherapy

Depending on the report from the pathologist, it may be appropriate for you to undergo chemotherapy.

The decision as to whether you may benefit from chemotherapy is made at a multi disciplinary meeting (MDM) which involves the surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and the colorectal nurses.

The specialist nurse will tell you the outcome of this meeting will organise your appointment to discuss it with an oncologist.

The chemotherapy services for Gynaecology are run by consultants Rebecce Bowen and Penny Kehagioglou

Radiotherapy

The radiotherapy services for Gynaecological Cancer are run by Penny Kehagioglou.

Most treatment is done in Bath using special x-ray machines called linacs.

Some radiotherapy involves uses internal radioactive sources. This is called brachytherapy and is provided in Bristol.

What our patients said

Cancer Services at the RUH

Nuclear Medicine

Very few services of the country can offer a comprehensive nuclear medicine service for gynaecological cancer.

Martin Evans, Head of Nuclear Physics, has set up and provided a sentinel node biopsy service, a service for the South and West of England. It means that women with gynaecological cancers do not have to have full radical surgery to explore the lymph nodes because it can be done with nuclear medicine imaging technology.


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