Gynecologic Oncology

South Carolina Oncology Associates (SCOA) is the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in South Carolina providing gynecologic oncology, medical and radiation oncology, and other important patient services for cancer care – all under one roof.

The Cancer Center at SCOA offers gynecologic oncology, a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. When we incorporated gynecologic oncology into our practice, we wanted to provide a comprehensive care for women with this type of cancer. Our philosophy of dedicated, compassionate care remains intact today.

Providing Comprehensive Gynecologic Cancer Care

Board-certified specialists provide gynecologic oncology care at SCOA. Our team of highly trained cancer care specialists has the technologically advanced tools and experience to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care in Columbia, SC. Our physicians use conventional, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques to treat gynecologic tumors. When necessary, we also provide chemotherapy as treatment for cancer of the female reproductive system.

As leaders in the field, our gynecologic oncologists drive innovation in cancer care through advanced diagnostics, treatments, and cancer prevention efforts. Gynecologic oncologists are board-certified oncologists who have undergone three to four years of additional training in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Gynecologic cancer is the rapid growth of abnormal cells that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. As with other types of cancer, gynecologic cancer can spread to other parts of the body. 

Treatment for gynecologic cancer is most effective when the cancer is found early. SCOA gynecologic oncologists utilize their training and expertise to try and identify and diagnose gynecologic cancer in its earliest stages.

Our oncology doctors treat patients with all types of gynecologic cancers, including the five main types:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar (the external opening of the vagina) cancer

At SCOA, we offer a full complement of oncology services, such as genetic counseling that helps women assess their risk of inherited cancer or the hereditary cancer risk in their family members, licensed social workers, and home health assistance.