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If i need colpo after seeing gyno, do i go to gynecologic oncology afterward?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
F/u w/ your gyne: A gynecologist can do a colposcopy. Follow up with your gynecologist. If she/he thinks that you need to be seen by a gynecology oncologist-she/he will refer you to see one.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Not always: Colposcopy is fairly general and therefore, general ob/gyns can perform it and if there is a bonafide malignancy, they can be referred to a gynecologic oncologist for a consultation.
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe but not always: If the results are negative (maybe inflammation only) or "low grade" very early pre-cancer is found, these can be treated by ObGyn. Even those that are moderate to severe dysplasia (all pre-cancer) can be treated by ObGyn. However, if there is any question or doubt at any point, or if invasive cancer is diagnosed on biopsy then a gyn oncologist should be seen at least for a second opinion.

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