Gynaecological cancer

Gynaecological cancers affect women’s reproductive organs and include ovarian cancer (one of the most common types of cancer in women), cervical cancer, cancer of the womb (endometrial cancer), vaginal cancer and vulva cancer.

We provide surgical and oncological support for women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. We also refer patients to specialist national centres for advice and treatment planning when necessary.

Surgery for this type of cancer is performed at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wondford). 

Treatment options will be discussed with you by one of our team but could include:

  • radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy
  • surgery

Contact us

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Eastern Services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

If you have any concerns or queries at any stage of your treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your nurse specialist on 01392 406552. If they are not available, please leave a message and a contact number and they will get back to you.

Where will I be seen?

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 4JB

 

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Centre for Women's Health

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

 

Meet the team

Our dedicated team is made up of gynae oncology consultant surgeons, consultant oncologists, gynae oncology clinical nurse specialists, specialist radiographers for gynaecology, radiologists, consultant pathologists and women's health counsellors.

Eastern services

If you have any concerns or queries at any stage of your treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your nurse specialist on 01392 406552. If they are not available, please leave a message and a contact number and they will get back to you.

Consultant gynaecological oncology surgeons

  • Mr John Renninson
  • Mr Mike Hannemann
  • Miss Katherine Edey

Consultant oncologists

  • Dr Peter Bliss
  • Dr Kate Scatchard
  • Dr Jenny Forrest

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Gail Webb
  • Jacky Stewart

Services and treatments

The  Macmillan website explains more about the different types of treatments offered.

You can also find out more about the different types of treatment by visiting the NHS website. 

This includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Targeted therapy

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole. 

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Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

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Last updated: November 15, 2022