(Department of) Gynecological oncology - Further information
In the specialist search of gynaecologic oncology, you will find medical experts for treatment and surgical intervention in the speciality of gynaecologic oncology. You have mammary carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, uterine carcinoma, vaginal carcinoma, a myoma or an ovarian cyst and are seeking an experienced physician for the removal or treatment of your tumour disease? Here you will find selected specialists in the field of gynaecological oncology.
The speciality of gynaecologic oncology
Gynaecologic oncology is a sub-area of gynaecology and involves the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of benign and malignant tumour disease in women. This includes, in particular, malignant gynaecologic carcinoma such as breast cancer (mammary carcinoma), cancer of the ovaries (ovarian carcinoma), cancer of the cervix (cervical carcinoma), cancer of the endometrium (endometrial carcinoma), cancer of the vagina (vaginal carcinoma) and cancer of the vulva (vulvar carcinoma). Benign gynaecologic diseases that are frequently diagnosed and treated in the field of gynaecologic oncology include myoma, ovarian cysts and benign tumours of the uterus or the labia.
In addition to surgical skills, specialists in gynaecologic oncology also have knowledge of the widest range of diagnostic methods as well as disease-determined pre- and post-treatments such as preoperative and postoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Therapeutic range of treatment in gynaecologic oncology
Gynaecologic oncology comprises a broad range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic measures. For example, the therapeutic range of methods of treatment of gynaecologic oncology includes the surgical treatment of tumours of the ovary, the breast or the uterus, chemotherapy, immune therapy, hormonal therapy and radiation therapy of malignant gynaecologic carcinoma, laser therapy for the treatment of malignant changes in the labia or vagina and the treatment of myomas or ovarian cysts.
Among the most frequently performed operations for gynaecologic oncology are complete or partial removal of the uterus (hysterectomy). Operations in gynaecologic oncology can be carried out both in the context of open surgery or with the aid of endoscopic minimally invasive procedures.