Treatment for ovarian cancer is led by a gynecologic oncologist, a specialist in treating reproductive tract cancers. It is highly recommended that if doctors suspect a patient may have ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologist perform surgery. Studies have shown that patients whose surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist experience better outcomes.
While being treated by a gynecologic oncologist is essential, they are not the only healthcare professionals looking out for your health care and well being. You will have an oncology team supporting you in all aspects of care — from nurse practitioners to patient navigators, and many more.