Facts About Gynecologic Cancers

Treating Gynecologic Cancers

Treatment for gynecologic cancers 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. These specialists can include a gynecologic oncologist, a doctor who specializes in surgically removing gynecologic cancers; a medical oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with drugs (chemotherapy); and a radiation oncologist, a doctor who specializes in using high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells.
Sometimes, your cancer may be cured by using only one type of treatment. In other cases, your cancer may be best treated with a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
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Gynecologic Cancers