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.
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.