Sanford Cancer Center - Gynecologic Cancers
At Sanford Health, our gynecologic cancer team offers exceptional compassion and quality in cancer care, starting the moment you are diagnosed, throughout your treatments and into survivorship. Through our outreach clinics, telemedicine capabilities and coordinating care with providers, we are able to serve patients at Sanford facilities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
Our team of experts is led by gynecologic oncologist Dr. Maria Bell. Dr. Bell specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system. She works with precancerous, malignant and challenging benign conditions and is internationally recognized for her experience including performing over 1,000 robotic surgeries and publishing several articles on its use for gynecologic oncology.
The gynecologic cancer team works closely with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, researchers, genetic counselors, psychologist, dietitians and nurse navigators to personalize treatments plans to each patient’s specific situation.
Gynecologic cancers originate in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. Each gynecologic cancer is unique with different signs and symptoms, different risk factors and different preventive strategies. As with any cancer diagnosis, early detection increases the chance of a cure.
Specialized Gynecologic Oncology Services
At Sanford Cancer Center, our specialized gynecologic oncology team provides expert diagnosis and treatment using advanced technologies, national guidelines and the latest research. Gynecologic cancer treatment can include one or a combination of the following: