Physicians in the Gynecologic Oncology Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix treat cancers of the uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva or ovaries. These gynecologic oncologists have extensive training and experience in obstetrics and gynecology. Several years of additional, targeted training ensures our gynecologic oncologists are well-versed in the various concerns faced by women with reproductive cancers. These doctors lead the testing and diagnostic procedures, then explain to patients the cancer treatment options available to them. Because gynecologic oncologists are well-versed in emotional, physical and sexual side effects reproductive cancer patients may experience, they can recommend various supportive therapies that can help.
The relationship that develops between the gynecologic oncologist and reproductive cancer patient facilitates an honest and open discussion about the more personal side effects related to reproductive cancers. Some patients may have sexual side effects, for example, that may be managed with a variety of integrative oncology services. Others may be wondering how their treatments and disease will impact their fertility options in the future. They may feel more comfortable discussing these sensitive matters with a trusted clinician who specializes in the field.