Gynecologic oncology is a subspecialty devoted to caring for people with pre-cancers and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vulva, and vagina, as well as pregnancy-related tumors.
Physicians in this discipline complete 4 years of training in obstetrics and gynecology, and then receive 3 years of instruction in cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and palliative care.
While gynecologic oncologists focus on cancer, they also apply their expertise in surgery as consultants for medically complex gynecologic or obstetric situations.
Additionally, they engage in research and education, participating in broader societal efforts to eradicate cancer, once and for all.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute offers authoritative information about all types of cancer as well as information on a wide range of topics and the latest research.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) offers services and information that could help you while you are dealing with cancer. ACS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345. You can fill out and submit their referral form so they can learn how best to assist you.
Foundation for Women's Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is dedicated to increasing public awareness of gynecologic cancer risk awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
Art of Life Cancer Foundation
Located in Fresno, the Art of Life Cancer Foundation provides healing arts programs that pair cancer survivors with local artists to co-create artworks about life, hope, and survivorship.
Look Good Feel Better Programs
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing cancer treatment.
Physicians are a part of the Community Foundation Medical Group part of the Santé Health Foundation