Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic
UAB’s Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic provides comprehensive risk assessment and prevention for breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer, arming women with knowledge to make informed decisions about their cancer risk and care. Launched more than a decade ago, the clinic merges multiple medical specialties with clinical expertise and research to create one of only a few programs of its kind in the nation dedicated to women’s cancers. In addition to offering sophisticated genetic counseling and assessment, the clinic provides access to preventive interventions and clinical trials. The program is staffed by a distinguished group of medical professionals, including surgical and gynecologic oncologists, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, and research staff, who work together to deliver the highest level of personalized care.
The Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic offers the following services:
- Comprehensive clinical evaluations for breast and ovarian cancer risk
- Comprehensive genetic counseling
- Genetic testing including multi-gene panel testing
- Screening and prevention programs
- Screening and prevention research trials
When you choose the Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic your initial one-hour visit (completed in person or soon by telemedicine) will consist of:
- An assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner and certified genetic counselor
- Detailed family history and assessment of genetic cancer syndrome
- Collection of serum for germ line genetic testing (when appropriate)
- Development of an appropriate screening plan with mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), pelvic ultrasound, or serum-based tests
The UAB Medicine Women’s Cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation. Patients who come to UAB Medicine for women’s cancers have access to the full array of specialists within our system, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, certified oncology nurses, nurse navigators, reconstructive surgeons, and more.
Mindful of the stress that comes with a potential cancer diagnosis, we are committed to rapid evaluation of suspected breast and gynecologic cancer. We pledge to see you within 72 hours of being called and commit to implementing a surgical and treatment plan within a week after that initial visit.
Our modern clinical facilities include an embedded chemo-infusion unit. You will have access to the latest minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, including robotic surgery and complex radical surgery. Our physicians have access to a large portfolio of clinical trials, which gives many patients the opportunity to receive pioneering treatments not available at other medical centers.
UAB Medicine is nationally renowned for our care of patients with women’s cancers. We have been recognized as one of the leading gynecologic oncology research divisions in the world and were one of only five institutions to be awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in ovarian cancer by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We currently partner with Johns Hopkins University in a cervical cancer SPORE. Our Breast Health Center has earned full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a group of professional organizations from around the country dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials
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