The gynaecological senology postgraduate qualification can be obtained by doctors with a specialisation in gynaecology and obstetrics.
Holders of this specialisation have in-depth knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female breast. This includes both benign diseases such as mastitis and malignant diseases such as breast cancer. Gynaecological senology works closely with other medical specialties when diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Radiology supports the diagnosis (mammogram), oncology is called in to determine the drug therapy, radiotherapy provides radiation therapy, and plastic and reconstructive surgery offers surgical reconstruction of the breast where required.
The interdisciplinary collaboration with these medical specialties represents a core competence of doctors specialising in gynaecological senology. They coordinate the collaboration between the various medical specialists and ensure that patients with breast diseases always receive optimal care, from diagnosis and treatment to aftercare.