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Gynecologic oncology


Gynecologic oncologists diagnose and treat cancer of the female reproductive system. They care for women who have cancers, including ovarian, cervical or endometrial.

These doctors may perform surgery to remove tumors. They also give chemotherapy and radiation therapy.




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Source: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Healthy Communities Magazine, spring 2009; Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Medical Clinic; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Quello Clinic