Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Gynaecology Oncology

The Gynaecological Oncology service is made up of a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience and knowledge in providing high quality and evidence-based care for women with gynaecological cancers.

You can find out more about the service below including how to refer.

Service overview

We provide a rapid access service for patients suspected to have gynaecological cancers. We run three clinics weeks per week, Monday PM, Wed AM and Friday PM. We provide a ‘one-stop’ service including ultrasound and Consultation. We aim to deliver correspondence to patients and GP’s within 48 hours of the consultation. We run a very efficient service, and at the time of publishing this website, we treated 99% of patients within the 62 days of referral as per government guidelines.

Our MDTs are conducted on a weekly basis and comprises of radiologists, nurses, pathologists and an MDT coordinator. Before planning treatment, we discuss all our cancer cases at the Royal Marsden MDT. We perform the majority of our surgeries laparoscopically which reduces the length of stay to less than 36 hours for our patients.

We participate in Enhanced Recovery that has proven to help patients recover quickly from surgery and minimise side effects.

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy after surgery are delivered at the Royal Marsden.

Services are offered in the outpatient gynaecology department and the Women’s Unit at Croydon University Hospital.  in addition, outpatient clinics are available at  Purley War Memorial Hospital.

The team consists of two gynaecologists, two specialist nurses (McMillan Nurses), Soroya Thethi and Stephanie Poole, an MDT co-ordinator (Mustafa Oladukun) and a dedicated gynaecological oncology pathway coordinator (Maureen Hubbard).

We treat

We provide excellent gynaecologic cancer care. In addition to our expertise in diagnosing and treating cancer, we possess the special clinical expertise to treat women at high-risk for ovarian, fallopian tube, uterine and other gynaecologic cancers.

Gynecologic Cancers We Treat

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Precancerous Conditions We Manage

  • BRCA1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Complex ovarian masses and borderline tumours
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Complex Benign Gynaecological Surgery:

We also provide relief for many women suffering from benign pelvic masses and multiple fibroids. Also, we treat women who may be high-risk surgical candidates, including those who have had previous abdominal surgeries and those who are morbidly obese. We can provide advanced and sophisticated procedures laparoscopically helping women recover quickly from surgery. The centre now has a fellowship programme with an active research and audit programme.

Service specialties and clinics

  • Rapid Access Clinics - Consultant led clinics are available for women with suspected to have gynaecological cancers at Croydon University Hospital
  • McMillan nurse specialist clinic - We provide a specialist nurse-led holistic needs assessment clinic for patients diagnosed with gynaecological cancers. This clinic takes into consideration emotional, physical, psychological and financial impact of having a cancer diagnosis.
  • Multidisciplinary team meetings – We have a weekly multidisciplinary meeting attended by the gynecologists, radiologists, MDT coordinator and nurse specialist.

Referral criteria

Women can be referred for:

  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Suspected ovarian cancer – unexplained elevated CA125, Persistent symptoms of IBS above age of 50, premenopausal women with complex ovarian cysts and postmenopausal women with ovarian cysts.
  • Suspected cervical cancer – abnormal looking cervix, persistent post coital bleeding.
  • Suspected vulval cancer – Vulval lump, persistent vulval itching
  • Prophylactic surgery for ovarian cancer and endometrial cancers
  • Ovarian Cancer screening.

How to refer

Please refer via e-Referrals (Gynaecology)

All urgent suspected cancer (USC) can be emailed to CH-TR.urgentreferraloffice@nhs.net.

Tumour site specific referral forms can be found using the link:https://www.healthylondon.org/cancer/suspected-cancer-referrals/MS-word-referral-forms

Tel: 0208 401 3986

If a patient shows possible signs and symptoms of any type of cancer it is important that GPs make an urgent referral directly to the Cancer Office.

Patients will be seen within two weeks of the referral being received by the Cancer Office

For more information see cancer services.

Contact information

Tel - 020 8401 3983

Email - ch-tr.obsgynaequeries@nhs.net 

Consultants and team

  • Mr. Vivek Nama - Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Miss Maha Alkatib - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
  • Soroya Thethi (MacMillan Specialist Nurses)
  • Stephanie Poole (MacMillan Nurse specialist)
  • Maureen Hubbard (Oncology Pathway Coordinator)

 

 

 

 

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