Experts in Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Treatment

The Stanford Women's Cancer Center provides comprehensive, compassionate care for women with breast and gynecologic cancers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Our team of breast and gynecologic cancer doctors and health care professionals are now united in a single location to provide the best possible outpatient care experience for women and their families. This collaborative effort to develop and apply new interventions more rapidly and efficiently incorporates breakthrough research designed to improve prevention, detection and treatment. 

Women's Cancer Center
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6004 Getting Here
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6004 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Female Cancers

Treatments

Brachytherapy

A type of radiation therapy in which sealed radioactive material  is placed directly into or near a tumor to deliver a higher dose of internal radiation over a shorter period of time.

Breast reconstruction surgery

Creation of a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.

Chemotherapy

The use of anticancer drugs to shrink or kill cancerous cells and reduce cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

D&C (dilation and curettage) 

A procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped to remove abnormal tissues.

External radiation (external beam therapy)

A treatment that sends precise high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells.

Hormone therapy

Use of supplemental hormones to prevent or stop the growth or spread of tumors. The type of hormone therapy you receive depends upon many factors, such as the type and size of the tumor, your age, the presence of hormone receptors on the tumor, and other factors.

Hysterectomy

Surgical removal of all or part of the uterus and may include the removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy (also called biological therapy, biological response modifier therapy, or biotherapy) is designed to boost the body's immune system in order to fight cancer. The cells, antibodies, and organs of the immune system work to protect and defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. Doctors and researchers have found that the immune system might also be able to both determine the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells in the body, and to eliminate the cancer cells.

Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy

A type of chemotherapy given directly into the abdomen.

Laser surgery/laser therapy

Use of a powerful beam of light which can be directed to specific parts of the body to destroy abnormal cells.

Radiation therapy

The use of high-energy radiation to kill or shrink cancer cells, tumors, and non-cancerous diseases.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all gynecologic cancer eligibility flowcharts and breast cancer eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources
Bring completed forms found in the appropriate new patient letter:

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6004

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

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