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

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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