Referral Tips

When sending a patient to gynecologic oncology please obtain and send the following information:

Past Medical, Surgical and Family history:

  • Pertinent co morbidities that may influence preoperative clearance such as obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, COPD and/or prior CAD. Refer patients with multiple cardiac risk factors to cardiology before or simultaneously to gynecologic oncology referral
  • Any information that you have regarding family history of breast, ovarian, uterine, urothelial or GI (pancreatic, stomach, colon) cancers
  • Pathology reports from biopsies, and both the operative report(s) and pathology report if diagnosis made on a surgical specimen

Physical examination:

  • Please document your pelvic/abdominal examination, as well as recto-vaginal examination.
  • Please include any findings suspicious for metastatic disease


  • Please have the patient hand carry an electronic copy of all imaging studies that have been done, along with the typed reports, to their visit
  • If the histology is poorly differentiated, clear cell or serous then please obtain a chest, abdomen and pelvic CT with oral and IV contrast