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whats gynecologic oncology?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and than they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gynecological cancers...Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 years experience
Women's Cancer: Gyn Oncologists are trained in treating gynecologic cancers (mostly uterus, cervix, ovary, vulva/vagina) using surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatment and newer "biologicals". They are the "quarterback" of women's cancer care so if you have a gyn cancer you should have a gyn oncologist are part of your cancer fighting team from diagnosis through survivorship.

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What is gynecologic oncology?

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