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Gynecologic oncology

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The Gynecologic Oncology Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix, specializes in treating women with cancer of the reproductive organs, including ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

What is a gynecologic oncologist?

A gynecologic oncologist is a medical doctor who receives an additional three to four years of training after completing a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. During this training, he or she acquires highly specialized expertise to stage, diagnose and treat the many types of gynecologic cancer.

A gynecologic oncologist is trained to perform surgical procedures to remove as much cancer as possible, while working to spare healthy tissue. These procedures often involve nearby organs and may include colon resection, splenectomy and removal of tumors from the diaphragm.

In addition to learning these specialized surgical techniques, a gynecologic oncologist is trained to provide chemotherapy and comprehensive oncology care to a woman throughout the course of cancer treatment.

How is gynecologic cancer treatment different at CTCA?

As a gynecologic cancer patient exploring treatment options at CTCA®, you’ll meet with a gynecologic oncologist and your other care team members on your first visit. They oversee every aspect of their patients’ care—from surgery and chemotherapy to nutrition therapy.

After reviewing your medical records and health history, and performing a pelvic exam, your gynecologic oncologist will order diagnostic tests to determine an appropriate course of treatment. These may include imaging scans, as well as blood tests.

You will meet again with your gynecologic oncologist, generally within two to three days of your first visit, to discuss the test results. Your gynecologic oncologist will share the treatment options that are available to you, as well as the ways in which supportive care services may be incorporated into your cancer treatment plan.

Fertility concerns for younger women

We consider fertility issues for younger women, and we provide support for women who experience sexual side effects as a result of cancer treatment.

If you want to preserve your fertility during cancer treatment, your gynecologic oncologist can discuss with you a variety of fertility-sparing procedures and whether they may be an option for you.

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Where we are located


CTCA Phoenix

Gynecologic Oncology Department
14200 W. Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338

New Patients:888-552-6760
Existing Patients:(888) 357-CTCA

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