What is a Gynecologic Oncologist?
Gynecologic oncologists are board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) who have an additional 3-4 years of specialized training in treating gynecologic cancers from an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology-approved fellowship program. A gynecologic oncologist can manage your care from diagnosis to completion of treatment providing both complex surgery and drug therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, clinical trial referral), supportive care, and survivorship plans.
What conditions are treated by Gynecologic Oncology?
Gynecologic oncologists are dedicated to the treatment of cancers of the reproductive system. These include:
- Cervical Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
- Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Complex Molar Pregnancy)
We are here for you
Our team of physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, and staff is committed to helping women get through any diagnosis and treatment. Patients have access to a full spectrum of cancer care administered by experts focused solely on gynecologic cancers. Our division has a large network of professional contacts within Tripler Army Medical Center, where you can be referred for radiation oncology, nutrition, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and support counseling to form a comprehensive personalized treatment plan.
Meet our physicians:
LTC Kristen Bunch, DO FACOG – Gynecologic Oncologist
LTC David Anderson, MD FACOG – Gynecologic Oncologist
Mrs. Heather Davis, RN – Oncology Nurse Navigator
For an appointment to see a Gynecologic Oncologist, please contact your Primary Care Manager (PCM) to discuss your signs and symptoms.
Preparing for your first appointment
- Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
- Write down any familial history related to cancer.
- Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
- Make a list of all medications, as well as any vitamins or supplements that you're taking.
- Write down questions you want to ask your doctor.
Suggested online resources:
General Cancer websites
American Cancer Society (services limited due to pandemic)