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If a doctor or facility outside Stanford has already given you a diagnosis, we will have your results sent to our pathologists (doctors specializing in cancer diagnosis). They will review your test results and confirm or correct your diagnosis.
At Stanford, we tailor the diagnostic phase of cancer care to each individual patient. If you need further testing to complete your diagnosis, your doctor and care team will work with you to determine which tests you need. Tests may include:
Imaging for Gynecologic Cancers (Radiology) To obtain the most precise understanding of your cancer, your doctor may schedule you for different types of imaging that help to diagnose cancer. If you have been screened elsewhere and received abnormal results, we may perform additional imaging, if needed.
Biopsy for Gynecologic Cancers (Pathology) If your imaging or other screening tests suggest that you may have cancer, you will need a biopsy. This test takes a tiny sample of cells from abnormal areas of tissue.
Lab Tests for Gynecologic Cancers (Blood Draws) Before and during treatment, your doctor will ask you to have your blood drawn and tested at a lab. Blood tests can provide a variety of information, helping to establish your diagnosis and plan your course of cancer treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer and would like Stanford Health Care to help plan your treatment, call the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and ask to make an appointment. Your doctor can also reach out to our gynecologic oncologists. Within a week, we will have a nurse coordinator contact you to schedule an appointment.
Gynecologic Cancer Program
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment.
Open trials refer to studies currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.
To learn more about the clinical trials we offer, contact Pei-Jen Chang at 650-725-0866.