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how does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 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.
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 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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What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not prescribe tratment by herself.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How does a gynecologic oncology surgeon work?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Female cancer : They do all female genital and reproductive organ cancer surgeries.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is gynecologic oncology?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
What is gyn oncology: This is the practice of medicine specifically taking care of women's gynecological cancers...Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a gynecologic oncology doctor?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cancer gynecologist: Gyn onc doctors primarily deal with cancers of the female gynecologic organs such as uterine cancer, ovarian cancer to name a few.

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