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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst? I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim. I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst?  I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim.  I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

Ask your Doc: Your doc should be able to refer you to the appropriate gyn or simply ask the gyn-onc you saw. It's also possible that your cyst is functional (normal) & will resolve on it's own (no surgery). If it persists or develops concerning features, a laparoscopic cystectomy (remove the cyst only) will preserve your ovary. They may suppress your ovulation with ocps if you are a good candidate, take care. ...Read more

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What medical information/product training are oncologists and gynecologists given before they prescribe a drug such as an aromatose inhibitor?

What medical information/product training are oncologists and gynecologists given before they prescribe a drug such as an aromatose inhibitor?

Varies: Usually, drugs such as aromatase inhibitors are first studied in medical school and then residency. In practice, phsycians study new drugs through continuing medical education courses, physician desk reference, and multiple other sources. ...Read more

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Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Big difference: A gynecologist is a doctor that screens and may diagnose female cancers. They also see patients for things like period problems and birth control. A gynecologic oncologist treats cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, tubes, vagina, and vulva (not breast). ...Read more

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I have lynch syndrome. I am now told to have a hysterectomy. So who should do the surgery.? Gynological oncologist or gynecologist?

I have lynch syndrome.  I am now told to have a hysterectomy.  So who should do the surgery.?  Gynological oncologist or gynecologist?

Either : Removal of uterus, tube and ovaries is an important risk reducing procedure. It is important that your surgeon is familiar with treating patients with hereditary cancer syndromes because how the surgery is done can effect your long term outcome. Also the pathologist needs to know to evaluate for occult cancer. Be sure your surgeon is familiar with treating pt. With genetic cancer risk. ...Read more

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My gynecologist said I have endometrial hyperplasia and i need an iud. She is sending me to an oncologist. Why is this?

My gynecologist said I have endometrial hyperplasia and i need an iud. She is sending me to an oncologist. Why is this?

Don't panic: Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion that has the potential to develop into frank uterine cancer. Your gynecologist is sending you to an oncologist not because you have cancer but because oncologists manage patients who are at high risk of progression to cancer or may have concomitant cancer that is not detected yet. An iud will often reverse hyperplasia. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and had a complex ovarian cyst for at least 10 wks. Can a gynecologist remove it or should it be an oncologist? We don't have a local gyn/onc.

I'm 27 and had a complex ovarian cyst for at least 10 wks. Can a gynecologist remove it or should it be an oncologist? We don't have a local gyn/onc.

Yes: Gynecologists are trained to handle this. Most complex cysts are benign hemorragic cysts. There is a small chance of malignancy so get this taken care of so you wont be worried. ...Read more

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Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?

Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?

Depends: We all have different levels of experience. In general most OB/GYNs can treat VIN2, but if your GYN isn't comfortable and wants to refer you to a GYN Oncologist, its fine too. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Medical Oncology (Definition)

An area of medicine that deals with the study ...Read more