Women's Cancer Care of Seattle is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of women with reproductive tract malignancies.
- Uterine cancer, including the most common gynecologic cancer, endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Tubal cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (a rare cancer of the placenta)
- Cervical dysplasia and other pre-cancerous lesions of the lower genital tract
Dr. McGonigle is an expert pelvic and cancer surgeon. They have many years of experience managing challenging surgical cases and offer patients advanced surgical care for gynecologic cancer, as well as complex pelvic surgery for benign disease.
Solutions for Familial Cancer Risk
Our gynecologic oncologists can address genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer, including management of women with BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genetic mutations.
We can also help patients with strong family histories of colon cancer, which may be due to mismatched repair gene mutations. These are commonly designated as Lynch Syndrome II or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome. Women in families with these genetic changes are at increased risk of developing endometrial and ovarian cancers. The best possible care for these patients requires coordination between specialists in colon cancer and us - specialists in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.
Experts in Pelvic Surgery
As board-certified gynecologists with special expertise in pelvic surgery, we are also called on to manage women with non-cancerous yet surgically challenging problems. For example, we surgically treat large ovarian masses, uterine fibroids, extensive endometriosis and pelvic organ prolapse.
Techniques honed in the management of our cancer patients, such as our use of minimally invasive procedures that decrease tissue trauma and blood loss, reduce complications and speed post-operative recovery, directly benefit all our patients.
Our goal at Women's Cancer Care of Seattle is to provide excellent care and support for you while you are undergoing treatment. You and your friends and family are a vital part of our team throughout the entire therapy process. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.