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How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Female organ cancer: Gynecologist oncologist treats female related cancers in genetalia, female pelvic area like vagina, uterus, ovaries etc. She/ he performs surgery and often gives chemotherapy as well. Breast is usually not treated by gyn/ onc.
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Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 38 years experience
Comprehensive Care: Not sure what you're asking but gyn oncologists are trained to treat cancer surgically, use chemo & newer "biological" treatments, as well as recommend radiation. They are the "quarterback" of gynecologic cancer care. Some don't give chemo & work with a medical oncologist, but should still be part of your team throughout care. If you have a gynecologic cancer or suspect it, get a gyn onc opinion
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