Screenings help detect signs of cancer in women

At Ascension St. Vincent, we deliver compassionate, personalized care for women with gynecologic cancers, throughout Indiana.

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Cancer care just for women

Being told you have cancer can be stressful. But you're not alone. Ascension St. Vincent care teams are here for you. We start by listening to understand your concerns and answering your questions. Then, we create a personalized care plan that's right for you. 

We deliver care for all gynecologic cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Primary peritoneal cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Helping detect cancer in women

Cancer patient at Ascension Wisconsin.

Benefits of our cancer care approach

Cancer is personal. So we take a personalized approach to your care. Your care plan may include minimally invasive surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other advanced treatments.

An entire team dedicated to your care: When you choose Ascension St. Vincent for your cancer care, you will have a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to your care. Our nurse navigators will follow you through your cancer journey, providing support and guidance whenever you need it.

Experienced surgical teams: If you need surgery, we use advanced surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive robotic surgery, to help remove cancer while saving healthy tissue.

Compassionate medical oncology: Many times, your gynecologic oncologist is the same doctor ordering your chemotherapy. If needed, we work together with our medical oncologists to deliver the care that's right for you.

Precision radiation therapy: Our experienced radiation oncologists use advanced technology to deliver external beam radiation therapy such as IMRT and high dose radiotherapy (HDR).

Genetic cancer testing and counseling: Genetic counselors specialize in genetic cancer testing and counseling. If you are high-risk or have a family history of cancer, we deliver cancer genetic testing and counseling to help you and your doctor better understand your risk for certain types of cancer.

Clinical trials: A clinical trial may be an option for you. A screening will help determine if there is a clinical trial available for your type of cancer. Your doctor and research nurse will discuss any clinical trial participation prior to developing a personalized care plan.

Support programs: Throughout your cancer journey, it may be helpful to talk to specialists in nutrition education, counseling and spiritual care. Our cancer support services are available to you and your family from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and recovery. Services include art therapy, yoga, meditation, fitness, and support groups.

Getting regular screenings may help find cancer early, when it is most treatable. At Ascension St. Vincent, we help you get the screenings that are right for you.

In your 20s: Women should begin getting regular PAP exams.

In your 30s and 40s: Women should begin getting HPV tests in addition to regular PAP exams. 

50 and older: Women should continue getting regular screenings as recommended by their doctor.

With locations throughout Indiana, we make getting routine screenings as convenient as possible. Ask your doctor what cancer screenings are right for you. If you don't have one, please search our doctor directory below. 

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension St. Vincent, our commitment is to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strict safety precautions in place — such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

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We're dedicated to supporting you and your family along your cancer journey. Our multispecialty team is led by gynecologic oncologists, who also work with surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology-certified nurses, nurse navigators, genetic counselors, palliative care specialists, dietitians, and rehabilitation therapists who work together to deliver advanced cancer care. 

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Get a second opinion at Ascension St. Vincent

There’s a lot to think about when you’re facing a cancer diagnosis and deciding on a treatment plan. Getting a second opinion not only provides more information about your condition, but it may also increase your confidence in your care plan. 

If you’re looking for help with a second opinion, we're here for you. We are here to help match you with the right specialist. Ask if a virtual care (e.g, telehealth or online) visit is an option for your second opinion consultation.

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Meet our care team

Michael Callahan, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Michael Callahan, MD
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Sarah Goodrich, MD

Sarah Goodrich, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Megan Buechel, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Megan Buechel, MD
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Hilary Hinshaw, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Hilary Hinshaw, MD

Georgiann Linnemeier, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Georgiann Linnemeier, MD

Ellyn Edwards, PA

Gynecologic Oncology

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Ellyn Edwards, PA

Wendy Fodstad, PA

Gynecologic Oncology

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Wendy Fodstad, PA

Laura Long, PA-C

Gynecologic Oncology

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Laura Long, PA-C

Ana Kiely, WHNP-BC

Gynecologic Oncology

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Ana Kiely, WHNP-BC

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Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-415-6740.