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What is a Gynecological Oncologist in Arizona?

When cancer is suspected or diagnosed in the reproductive organs of a woman, a gynecological oncologist in Arizona is critical in helping guide treatment.  A gynecologic oncologist is a physician in a highly specialized field of medicine dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system.  They have completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology after completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. They are the only surgical oncologists who are trained to give chemotherapy.


What cancer types does a gynecological oncologist treat?

Cancer of the Endometrium/Uterus

Cancer of Ovaries/Fallopian Tubes/Peritoneum

Cancer of the Cervix

Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor

Cancer of the Vagina

Cancer of the Vulva


Why choose Ironwood Women’s Center for my Gynecological Oncology needs?

At Ironwood Women’s Centers we believe in a multidisciplinary approach to treating gynecological cancer. The treatment team will include a gynecologic oncologist, a medical oncologist, nursing, social work, nutrition and genetic counseling to optimize outcomes for patients.  Mario J. Pineda, MD, PHD, obtained his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2007, having over 10 years of diverse experience.  He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Medical Center and Gynecological Oncology fellowship at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.   He offers the latest treatments to treat gynecologic cancers and pre-invasive lesions.

Dr. Pineda is fluent in Spanish and will see patients for Gynecological Oncology at our Mesa (Arbor)Gilbert (Rome) and Chandler Ironwood Women’s Centers. Call (480) 821-2838 to schedule an appointment or for more information.