My mom was recently diagnosed with stage 3B ovarian cancer last month and she just started her first round of chemo this week. We also met with her oncologist for the first time last week. The oncologist seemed very kind but later when I went home and googled her, her profile on BC Cancer's website showed that she primarily specializes in gastrointestinal, lung, and breast cancer. She doesn't seem to be a gynecological oncologist (although it wasn't super clear from the website).
I am wondering how important it is for ovarian cancer patients to be specifically seen by a gynecological oncologist? And if it is very important, what is the best way to request a change to a different oncologist? I think I'd find it very uncomfortable to ask!
Thank you in advance