If you suspect that you may have ovarian cancer or have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should be seen by a Gynecologic Oncologist. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to be under the care of a Gynecologic Oncologist. This physician is specially trained to take care of women with gynecologic cancers, including those with ovarian cancer. Most Gynecologic Oncologists perform surgery and also administer chemotherapy. They also provide surveillance once treatment has been completed. Studies show that women who have their surgery performed by a Gynecologic Oncologist live longer than those who do not. We encourage all women to seek the care of a Gynecologic Oncologist if they are concerned about having a gynecologic cancer. It may save your life.
To locate a Gynecologic Oncologist, please use the following link:
Another source for locating a Gynecologic Oncologist is the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. It operates an Information Hotline from which you may receive information about gynecologic cancer specialists. By calling 1-800-444-4441 you can obtain a list of specially trained gynecologic oncologists practicing in your area, a directory of all GCF members practicing in the U.S., plus a free information booklet on what you need to know to maintain your gynecologic health.