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Who is best trained to treat ovarian cancer?

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Who is best trained to treat ovarian cancer?

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Gynecologic oncologists. Research has shown that the five-year survival rate is greater when the initial surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist. (NCI) The initial surgery and staging of ovarian cancer is critical to determining the appropriate course of treatment, and ultimately survival outcomes. A gynecologic oncologist is an ob/gyn who is further trained in oncology to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic cancers. To find a gynecologic oncologist in your area, visit the Women’s Cancer Network website at www.wcn.org and select “Find a Doc,” or call 1-800-444-4441.

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