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Dr. Devon Webster
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Medical Oncology (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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 medical oncologist vs heme-oncologist?

Not much: Medical oncologists are trained through to diagnose and treat cancer using internal medicine (i.e. With medications, or chemotherapy). Many medical oncologists also receive training in hematology (the study of blood diseases) since the two are closely linked - thus, they are hematology/oncology certified (heme/onc). ...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 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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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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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

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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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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...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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What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, as plastic surgeons are the only surgeons trained and experienced in the most current and safe techniques of mammoplasty. Cosmetic mammoplasty is more commonly called a "breast lift" procedure. The goal of this operation is to lift the breast mass to a more youthful position. In a breast lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin that has stretched during the course of pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, etc. The breast tissue is repositioned to a higher, more cosmetically appealing position. The resulting scars will either be anchor shaped (scars around the areola, vertical scar extending to the base of the breast, and a curved scar hidden in the fold under the breast), or lollypop shaped (scars around the areola and a vertical scar extending to the base of the breast). Breast implants may also be placed during this procedure if you desire both a breast lift and an increase in breast volume. Cosmetic mammoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance. A different type of mammoplasty which is considered medically necessary in certain patients is a reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction. While breast reduction may significantly improve the appearance of a woman's breasts, breast reduction is not considered a purely cosmetic procedure. This is because reducing the weight of excessively large breasts helps eliminate symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts such as neck/back/shoulder pain, shoulder grooves, rashes, and difficulty with activity and exercise. Your board certified plastic surgeon likely has extensive experience with this procedure, as it is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, and typically results in a high level of patient satisfaction. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a gynecologic cancer specialist do surgery?

Please tell me, could a gynecologic cancer specialist do surgery?

Yes: A doctor specializing in gynecologic oncology has special training in the prevention and surgical and medical treatment of cancers of the female reproductive tract. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is breast cancer curable?

I need your expertise, is breast cancer curable?

Usually: The large majority of breast cancers are cured nowadays with surgery, or less often radiation. Early detection is the key. ...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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What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

D/w your oncologist : Stage 1 in general is treated with surgery and radation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen. In addition, anti hormonal therapy is recommended for er+ cancer. Chemo +/- biological therapy i.e. Anti her2neu inhibitor - is given for some cases of stage i breast cancer- depending on the size, prognostic factors, oncotype dx, her2neu receptor status, age, preference, ps, etc. D/w oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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Step mom decided to stop chemo treatments forr breast cancer. What to expect?

Step mom decided to stop chemo treatments forr breast cancer. What to expect?

Depends...: On how advanced her cancer is and what she's been thru thus far. For example, if she has only involvement in bones and she's taking an antiestrogen pill, she could be with you for quite a while. If she's been thru mult chemo regimens and cancer is in her lungs, liver, brain and bone, time would be quite short. If it's the latter, i would strongly advise enrollment with a good hospice program... ...Read more