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Although an experienced gynecologist can manage the gynecologic care of most women, those who are at high risk for ovarian cancer need a gynecologic specialist familiar with specific diagnostic, screening or prevention protocols for high-risk women. Many facilities refer high-risk women to specialists known as gynecologic-oncologists. Although these specialists often treat ovarian cancer, they are also trained in screening for ovarian cancer, spotting abnormalities that might indicate cancer, being familiar with the high-risk protocol that should be followed for prophylactic surgery, and performing full staging if a cancer is found. You can find a gynecologic-oncologist near you through the Foundation for Women's Cancer website.