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Your Northwestern Medicine gynecologic cancer care team will work with you to help you receive the most advanced and research-based treatments to meet your needs, while preserving fertility and sexual function.

With gynecologic cancer experts in Chicago and the northern and western suburbs, we help women from all areas access the care they need to live a healthy life.

All stages and types of gynecologic cancers are treated by the physician specialists of Northwestern Medicine, including:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Primary peritoneal cancer

Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Gynecologic Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

In an effort to provide the best possible care to oncology patients, their families and caregivers, Northwestern Medicine has joined forces with the Robert. H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Gynecologic Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

At Lake Forest Hospital, our experts meet every cancer diagnosis with the most advanced treatment options, led by a talented team.

Gynecologic Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

The Northwestern Medicine gynecologic oncology team in the western suburbs offers patients state-of-the-art treatment options and advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive robotic-assisted da Vinci® Surgery.


Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

Nurse navigators to guide you

The goal of your cancer care team is to help reduce anxiety associated with cancer treatment and support your overall wellbeing. Each patient is assigned a specialized nurse navigator to guide you and your family through treatment.

Your navigator works closely with your physicians to coordinate your care, answer questions and connect you to beneficial support services. Throughout your care, your navigator will provide education about your diagnosis and care plan.

Nutrition services

Healthy eating is important for everyone, but people with cancer often have special concerns. Registered dietitians provide up-to-date, research-based nutrition advice throughout cancer treatment and into recovery.

A registered dietitian who specializes in oncology nutrition is available to discuss your nutritional needs, provide resources and education and answer your nutrition questions when you undergo chemotherapy. Topics include managing your appetite, enhancing your immune system and getting adequate nutrition.

Rehabilitation Services

When cancer surgery or treatment has left you feeling weaker, having difficulty keeping up with your activities of daily living or with special physical needs, you can depend on our Rehabilitation staff to get you back on the road to recovery.

Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists can work with you on strength and conditioning, self-care, swallowing and communication. They can also perform manual lymph drainage, compression and exercises to help you manage the symptoms of lymphedema and avoid inflammation and infections.

Support services for Gynecologic Cancer

If you are battling gynecologic cancer, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, can be a vital component of your treatment and recovery. LivingWell serves as a gathering place providing comfort and community to anyone experiencing the effects of cancer. The LivingWell staff works to ensure that you and your family feel less isolated, better informed, more hopeful and empowered to take on the challenge of facing cancer.

LivingWell services include more than 100 free-of-charge programs including educational classes, support and networking groups, exercise classes, counseling, nutrition classes, and stress reduction classes. For more information or a schedule of events, contact the staff at or 630.262.1111.

Healing Boutiques

The American Cancer Society Healing Boutiques offer brand new wigs, hats and scarfs at no cost while you are undergoing cancer treatment. An experienced volunteer will help you select and fit the right wig. Appointments are available to discuss your specific needs and preferences.

Downtown Chicago

ACS Healing Boutique at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital: To make an appointment, call 312.472.5302.

Western Suburbs

Wig Boutique at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center: No appointments needed. Open during regular business hours. Please call LivingWell for more information at 630.262.1111. TTY 711.

Northern Suburbs

ACS Wig Boutique at Grayslake Outpatient Center: To make an appointment, call 847.535.7400.

To schedule an appointment with any Northwestern Medicine ACS Healing Boutique, please call the American Cancer Society Patient Service Center at 800.782.7716.

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.

Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

Classes and Support Groups

Northwestern Medicine offers a variety of classes and support groups to assist you and your loved ones as you navigate cancer treatment. Learn more about our offerings today.