A gynaecologic oncologist has had more extensive training than a standard gynaecologist to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers that occur in women such as vulvar, vaginal, cervical, uterine and ovarian. More than one opinion is important in diagnosis. A gynaecologic oncologist can contribute much to diagnosing the health problems specific to women and may need be consulted to rule out any malignancies.
Gynaecologic oncologists have completed obstetrics and gynaecology residency and then pursued subspecialty training through a gynaecologic oncology fellowship. The gynaecologic oncologist serves as the head of a woman’s gynaecologic cancer care team. It is important to consult with a gynaecologic oncologist before treatment is started so that the best treatment regimen is chosen for you.