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Diagnosing Gynecological Cancer

Asplundh Cancer Pavilion

Our gynecologic cancer specialists use the latest technology to achieve the most accurate diagnosis. This expertise is vital for determining the best treatment plan.

Diagnostic Tests for Gynecologic Cancer

Testing may include: pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, cone biopsy, dilation and curettage (D&C), colposcopy and endocervical curettage (ECC), cystoscopy, proctoscopy, intravenous pyelogram (IVP), laparoscopy or laparotomy, as well as CT, MRI and PET scans. Other tests to aid diagnosis also may be used.

We also provide consultations (second opinions) for women originally diagnosed elsewhere.

Gynecologic Pathologist

Women being evaluated at the Hanjani Institute benefit from the special expertise of a fellowship-trained gynecologic pathologist from the pathology department at Jefferson Abington Hospital. This expert has knowledge and experience that helps women with gynecologic cancer receive more accurate and appropriate treatment.

Most outside pathology slides are reviewed in person and in a weekly gynecologic oncology conference before further treatment is provided.

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Honored for Cancer Expertise

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer awarded Abington's program the  Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 and 2015, one of only eight programs nationwide to earn this award two survey cycles in a row.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015

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Ovarian Cancer and Uterine Cancer Genetic Counseling

Free risk assessment and counseling for those concerned about ovarian or uterine cancer in their family; also for breast and colorectal cancers. Contact the nurse genetic counselor at 215-481-2715 for more information.