(left to right) Janett Zarate, Ann Marie Rivera, Fatima Alegado, Lee-may Chen, MD,
Gynecologic Oncology Practice
Our Gynecologic Oncologists are committed to meeting the complex needs of women with cancers of the reproductive tract. Our unique multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care staff gynecologic specialists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and nurses all have specialized training in caring for patients with gynecologic cancers. Using a team approach, we are able to advise women and their families of the latest treatment options and offer timely, innovative and compassionate care in a personal and supportive environment.
The gynecologic oncologists have expertise in treating many types of female pelvic cancers including cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vulva and trophoblast (placenta). The scope of services provided includes screening examinations; diagnostic imaging; treatment of gynecologic cancer including surgery, radiation therapy, and/or medical oncology; outpatient chemotherapy; counseling services; innovative plastic reconstructive surgery and second opinions for women with gynecologic cancer.
- Ovarian Cancer
- Peritoneal Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Fallopian Tube Cancer
- Peritoneal Tube Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
- Undiagnosed Pelvic Mass
- Consultation for Advanced Metastatic Cancer
- Family History of Gynecological Cancer
- Molar Pregnancy
- Gestational Trophoblasyic Disease
Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic
Established over 50 years ago, the UCSF/Mount Zion Dysplasia Clinic is a specialty clinic focused on the care of individuals with diseases of the cervix, vulva and vagina associated with human papillomavirus (HPV). These diseases include dysplastic (precancerous) lesions.
The overarching goals of the Dysplasia Clinic are to educate patients about the meaning of abnormal test results (Pap tests and HPV tests) and to discuss contemporary evidence-based approaches in patient management. We believe that empowering patients with knowledge is an important part of the healing process, and we encourage each patient to participate in choosing options that best align with their preferences and values.
Our clinic has a referral base spanning the greater Bay Area, Northern California and the Central Valley and provides care to complex patients with medical comorbidities who have multifocal HPV-related diseases. We offer diagnostic colposcopy (a magnified view of the cervix with biopsy) and excisional treatments such as loop excision (LEEP) and cone biopsy. It is one of few clinics that offers alternatives to excisional treatments in reproductive-aged women (cryotherapy and office-based laser); these have been associated with fewer complications in future pregnancies. It also offers various treatment options for vulvar dysplasia, including a variety of topical therapies as well as laser.
- Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results
- Genital Warts
- Vulva Disease / Pain