The most experienced women's cancer treatment program in the region, we are fully committed to treating the whole woman, not just her cancer. We understand that a diagnosis of cancer is just the beginning of a journey that affects each woman and her family differently – physically and emotionally.
In addition to a full range of advanced cancer treatment options, we provide women with the support and guidance they need to make the right decisions for their health. No matter your age or diagnosis, we will go beyond the normal standard of care to help ensure every aspect of your physical and emotional needs are met.
The Region's Most Advanced Care
Our Program is staffed by the region’s top oncologists and radiologists, working collaboratively with a support staff trained to provide the highest level of care. Your treatment plan is personalized to include leading-edge technologies and techniques. These may include:
Advanced non-invasive surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgery
As part of the PinnacleHealth Cancer Institute, we provide our patients with access to state-of-the-art technology, integrated electronic medical records, expanded prevention, treatment, education, support programs and services -- at all PinnacleHealth outpatient sites as well as within the PinnacleHealth Cancer Institute.
State-of-the-Art Care Close To Home
PinnacleHealth has earned the designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation, signifying that our program and surgeons are among the best in the specialty. We have performed more than 1,000 robotically assisted surgeries putting us in the top 5% in the nation for this type of surgery . More importantly, it means that women undergoing gynecological surgeries have access to some of the most experienced, skilled surgeons in the nation.
The Women's Cancer Program offers complete cancer care services for the treatment of gynecological cancers at the PinnacleHealth Ortenzio Cancer Center on the West Shore. The facility offers state-of-the art medical, surgical and radiation oncology services, in a soothing environment designed to promote healing.
Your Healthcare Team
Your care team includes nationally recognized surgical, medical and radiation oncologists -- all working together to provide you with personlized care and backed by an outstanding team of nurses, technicians and support staff.
Our Nurse Navigator Team
Every one of the nurses at the Women's Cancer Program is a nurse navigator. Our nurses are all certified in oncology, and fully committed to supporting and caring for our patients and their families. Our goal is to provide all the guidance and resources you need to face the physicial, emotional and logistical challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. We provide:
Outstanding medical care
Patient education and guidance
Help understanding what to expect during treatment
Coordination of appointments and scheduling
Emotional support during treatment
Access to outside services
Assistance with insurance
Becoming a Patient
Most of our patients are referred to us by one of their current physicians, usually their primary care doctor or gynecologist. We ask that all applicable records and test results be forwarded to us at the time that the appointment is requested.
After an initial appointment with one of our physicians, we will discuss our diagnosis and recommendations with your doctor(s). We will follow up with your referring doctor at every stage of your treatment. We encourage patients to continue their relationship with the referring physician.
We will coordinate and facilitate referrals for radiation therapy, second opinions or specialist consultations.