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The Women's Cancer Center

Hearing the news that you have cancer can fill you with  many mixed emotions, not knowing where to begin the search for specialized care. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a type of gynecologic cancer, ask your health care provider about The Women’s Cancer Center.

What is a gynecologic cancer?

Gynecologic cancers affect a woman’s reproductive organs, including the cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. Each year, approximately 82,000 women are diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive organs, including ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.

Who is a gynecologic oncologist?

Gynecologic oncologists are physicians committed to the comprehensive treatment of women with cancer. After completing four years of medical school and four years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, these physicians pursue an additional three to four years of training in gynecologic oncology.

Gynecologic oncologists are not only trained to be skilled surgeons capable of performing wide-ranging cancer operations, but they are also trained in prescribing the appropriate chemotherapy for those conditions and/or radiation therapy when indicated.

Reference: 2008 State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers: Sixth Annual Report to the Women of America.

About The Women’s Cancer Center  

Once someone is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, their provider may refer them to a specialist in that field. When this happens, ask about Dr. Samer Schuman at The Women’s Cancer Center.

The Women’s Cancer Center is conveniently located within the Chancellor Center for Oncology on the Deaconess Gateway Campus. 
Dr. Schuman understands how important it is for patients to be seen quickly. When a provider referral is made, the team members at The Women’s Cancer Center provide a rapid response and turnaround time getting that patient in to see Dr. Schuman.

From there, Dr. Schuman works with each patient to determine a treatment regimen that is right for them and quickly gets started on the delivery of that treatment plan.

Our goals at The Women's Cancer Center include:
  • Providing the highest standards of patient care through a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Providing comprehensive centralized gynecologic cancer care (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, psychological and genetic counseling) under one roof.
  • Support our patients’ recovery and journey back to good health in our warm and compassionate environment.

Samer Schuman, MD, FACS, FACOG

Gynecologic cancer and breast cancer surgeries are Dr. Schuman’s primary clinical interests. He has special interest in minimally invasive surgery, and complex gynecologic surgical procedures.

Women's Cancer Center 4055 Gateway Boulevard Newburgh, IN 47630 
Ph: 812-842-2210 Referral Fax: 812-842-4599