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Dr. Steven Vasilev
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Gynecologic Oncology (Overview)

Gynecologic Oncology is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become specialist in cancers of the female reproductive organs such as the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, etc


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Whats gynecologic oncology?

Whats gynecologic oncology?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Vasilev
39 doctors shared insights

Gynecologic Oncology (Overview)

Gynecologic Oncology is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become specialist in cancers of the female reproductive organs such as the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, etc


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What is gynecologic oncology?

What is gynecologic oncology?

Sub-specialty: It is a sub-specialty field in obstetrics and gynecology where they only see and treat cancer patients. Think of them as special cancer doctors for gyne cancers only. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

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. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

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. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologic oncology surgeon work?

Female cancer : They do all female genital and reproductive organ cancer surgeries. ...Read more

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What is a gynecologic oncology doctor?

What is a gynecologic oncology doctor?

Cancer gynecologist: Gyn onc doctors primarily deal with cancers of the female gynecologic organs such as uterine cancer, ovarian cancer to name a few. ...Read more

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Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read more

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Do I see gynecologic oncology for breast lump?

See a breast surgeon: Most breast cancer operations are performed in the us by general surgeons such as myself. However, some gynecologic oncologists perform breast surgery, as well. I recommend that you seek out a referral from your primary care doctor, gynecologist, or local breast center. Remember, while most breast lumps are benign, it is best not to delay evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

Oncology is the study of cancer including its diagnosis, ...Read more