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Do I see gynecologic oncology for breast lump?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
14 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Usually you would see a gynecologic oncologist for a problem with the uterus or ovaries.
A breast surgeon or possibly a gynecologist is probably the best person to see to evaluate a breast lump. However if you are already seeing a gynecologic oncologist for another problem, certainly mention your lump to them and they can begin the evaluation process.

In brief: Usually not

Usually you would see a gynecologic oncologist for a problem with the uterus or ovaries.
A breast surgeon or possibly a gynecologist is probably the best person to see to evaluate a breast lump. However if you are already seeing a gynecologic oncologist for another problem, certainly mention your lump to them and they can begin the evaluation process.
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No, breast surgeon

Health care today is subspecialized.
Gyn one's focus on the pelvis and female reproductive organs. For breast issues, seek out specialization and interest devoted to the breast - a breast surgeon. In addition to expert clinical evaluation, the breast surgeon will be able to direct the appropriate diagnostic evaluation, poss. Perform breast ultrasound, and do min invasive/core bx as indicated.

In brief: No, breast surgeon

Health care today is subspecialized.
Gyn one's focus on the pelvis and female reproductive organs. For breast issues, seek out specialization and interest devoted to the breast - a breast surgeon. In addition to expert clinical evaluation, the breast surgeon will be able to direct the appropriate diagnostic evaluation, poss. Perform breast ultrasound, and do min invasive/core bx as indicated.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Some gynecologic oncologists and ObGyn doctors have received special training in breast diseases.
Most have not, beyond screening and general counseling, at least not in the USA. Multiple docs (e.g. family med, surgeons, internists) may be able to determine if you need a biopsy or determine best additional testing. However, there are surgeons specifically fellowship trained in breast diseases.

In brief: Not usually

Some gynecologic oncologists and ObGyn doctors have received special training in breast diseases.
Most have not, beyond screening and general counseling, at least not in the USA. Multiple docs (e.g. family med, surgeons, internists) may be able to determine if you need a biopsy or determine best additional testing. However, there are surgeons specifically fellowship trained in breast diseases.
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Dr. Steven Vasilev
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