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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

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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First gynecolegist appointment about ovarian cyst? Gp said to expect sono. What else?

First gynecolegist appointment about ovarian cyst? Gp said to expect sono. What else?

Normal: If no u/s has been done then its doubtful that cysts are the issue. You probably have pelvic pain, and ovaries make cysts - its what they are supposed to do, they are rarely a sourc of ongoing pain. A sono is reasonable, but you should have be asked q's about your bladder and bowel function as well as the timing of your pain related to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Do I see gynecologic oncology for breast lump?

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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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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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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Gyno examination, what to expect?

Gyno examination, what to expect?

Gyn exam: For a routine exam- undressed and gowned-open in the front. I check the heart and lungs and then do a breast exam-laying flat and seated-I then palpate the abdomen before placing patient up in stirrups for a visual inspection of the ext genitalia and then exam the cervix and take a sample from cervix for pap smear, then check the ovaries and uterus with hand in vagina. The rectal exam is last. ...Read more

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Chemo for --- ibc marginally successful. Then mastectomy, 7 lymph nodes positive. Now the surgeon wants rad, onc wants different chemo. Help!

Chemo for ---  ibc marginally successful. Then mastectomy, 7 lymph nodes positive. Now the surgeon wants rad, onc wants different chemo. Help!

Yes for rad: Definitely you should get an adjuvant radiation therapy following mastectomy. As per- chemo- if you get chemo first before surgery and unfortunately the response is only marginal- that indicates that your cancer is likely is resistant to chemo.So, adding more chemo post mastetcomy doubtfully will give you any benefit. Is this er+ or er-? If this is er+- then you should get aromatase inhibitor. ...Read more

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Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. Which one?

Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with  compound nevus. Which one?

Whoa: "Compound nevus" cannot be diagnosed until the lesion is excised -- it can't be told from an intradermal or junctional nevus with any reliability. It sounds like you'd like to have the thing removed -- it's your prerogative. ...Read more

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What important questions should I ask my erologist/surgeon before prostate cancer surgery?

What important questions should I ask my erologist/surgeon before prostate cancer surgery?

Impot, incont, mets: Ask about his statistics on side effects like impotence ( ed), urine incontinence and possibilities of metastasis or recurrence of the cancer. Is it robotic?, is it sphincter sparing? ...Read more

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Have 2 appt fri, 1 with ob who is doin ultrasound & endometrial biopsy, the other with fam dr who wants pelvic, thyroid ultrasound for dub. Who do I c?

Have 2 appt fri, 1 with ob who is doin ultrasound & endometrial biopsy, the other with fam dr who wants pelvic, thyroid ultrasound for dub. Who do I c?

Do both but: Dub can be from a number of causes. Ob will do pelvic sono so don't do twice. Make sure the two coordinate and you are not duplicating studies. Talk to both so you understand why the studies are being done. ...Read more

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Gyno surgery. What to expect?

Gyno surgery. What to expect?

Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more

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What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

Gynecologists: Your ob-gyn doctor can do the initial evaluation. There are gynecologists that specialize in the evaluation and treatment of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Yes: Yes, Aygestin (norethindrone) (brand-name), or nor Norethindrone (generic name) is a synthetic progesterone. This would most commonly be prescribed by a gynecologist, although sometimes a family practitoner or internist might also prescribe it. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor prefer an endometrial biopsy?

Why would my doctor prefer an endometrial biopsy?

More info?: Typically we like to do the one procedure that will give us the most complete information. ...Read more

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Does an oncologist refferal mean cancer?

Does an oncologist refferal mean cancer?

Maybe: People are referred to an oncologist for many reasons: family history of cancer, abnormal results found on lab tests, or a suspicion of an underlying cancer or blood disorder. The provider who referred you should have explained the reason to avoid causing you this worry! and you certainly have the right to ask. So ask why (or have a friend ask). That way you can be prepared for the appointment. ...Read more

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Colon cancer '09 & hepatic resection 2 yrs ago. No chemo for 5 yrs. What type doc should I see for 6 mo. Follow ups? Internist? Primary care? Onc?

Colon cancer '09 & hepatic resection 2 yrs ago. No chemo for 5 yrs. What type doc should I see for 6 mo. Follow ups? Internist? Primary care? Onc?

Oncologist /surgeon: You are now 5 years since your colon cancer but only 2 years since your liver resection which i presume was done for at least one metastasis(spread). You still have significant risk of especially liver recurrence and should be followed at least every 3 to 6 months with a cea blood test at each visit to find a recurrence as early as possible. Any of your docs is fine for follow up. ...Read more

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How to tell if i see gynecologic oncology for breast cancer?

How to tell if i see gynecologic oncology for breast cancer?

Usually not: Most gynecologic oncologist are not trained nor offer treatment for breast cancer in the United States. Some have received additional training but few. Better to go to a breast surgeon who is specifically trained to treat breast cancer, or a surgical oncologist. Medical oncology and radiation oncology may also be involved, especially if it is advanced. ...Read more

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