Medical Specialist: Gynecologic Oncology
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes the subspecialty of Gynecologic Oncology. Obstetrician/Gynecologists who pursue add...

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Medical Specialist: Gynecologic Oncology

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes the subspecialty of Gynecologic Oncology. Obstetrician/Gynecologists who pursue additional training in the field of oncology (cancer) provide management for patients with gynecologic cancer. They are experts in cancer diagnosis, staging and treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and experimental treatment. They are knowledgeable about risk factors, prevention and alternative therapies.

Associated Diseases and Procedures

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Hyperplasia
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN)

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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