WHAT IS GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY?
Gynecologic Oncology is the medical subspecialty that is responsible for the care of women with genital cancer, that is, cancer of the cervix, endometrial or body cancer, ovarian cancer, vulvar or vaginal cancer.
In 1969, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, faced with the impossibility of assimilating the avalanche of information and mastering all the techniques that were offered to specialists at the time, recommended the creation of 3 subspecialties: maternal-fetal medicine, medicine of reproduction and oncological gynecology. In 1972, the guidelines for the certification of this last subspecialty were defined, which for years has been consolidated based on the advances in medicine itself.
Since its creation and until today, Oncology Gynecology appears as the most suitable medical subspecialty that exists today in the world to effectively prevent and treat gynecological cancer.