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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Gynecology: A gynecological oncologist specializes in cancer of the female genitiurinary tract.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology
Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty.
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc.
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 years experience
Additional training: Gynecologic oncologists are ObGyn doctors who spend an additional 3-4 years of training specifically to treat gynecologic cancers like uterine, cervical, ovarian and vulvar. They have a lot of additional surgical training, and are trained in using chemotherapy, "biologicals", hormones against cancer and radiation as well. It is a board certified sub-specialty above and beyond ObGyn certification.

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