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Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers

Treatment for gynecologic cancer depends on several factors, including the type of cancer, its extent (stage), its location and your overall health. It is important to talk with several cancer specialists before deciding on the best treatment for you, your cancer and your lifestyle.

  • A gynecologic oncologist is a doctor who specializes in surgically removing gynecologic cancers.
  • A radiation oncologist is a doctor specially trained to treat cancer with radiation therapy.
  • A medical oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with drugs (chemotherapy).

Sometimes, your cancer may be cured by using only one type of treatment. In other cases, your cancer may be best cured using a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.