Integrative Gynecologic Oncology is a sub specialty of Integrative Oncology and of Gynecologic Oncology. It is so specialized that there are few practitioners focused on this area. If you consider who is safe and qualified, the list gets smaller. In most centers that have an Integrative Medicine program, generally this area of interest is under the broader auspices of Integrative Oncology, and they likely interface with colleagues in a Department or Division of Gynecologic Oncology. This arrangement is fine, as long as there is a structured team focus and the consultations are not disjointed.
As of 2017 there are a relative handful of Gynecologic Oncologists who are concerned with facets of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. This means that they spend time researching and/or practicing in areas like exercise in gynecologic cancer, nutritional support in cancer, complementary supportive care, botanical ethno-medicine and the like. When you look at how many have received formal training or are board certified in these areas beyond Gynecologic Oncology the list gets very small.
There are also Naturopathic physicians (as opposed to Allopathic physicians who are the mainstream MD and DO doctors) who attend school at the very few specialized naturopathic medical schools and are awarded an ND or NMD. Some of these physicians go on to get some experience in oncology, designate themselves as “Naturopathic Oncologists” and, if they choose to get certified by the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians become a diplomate or fellow of The American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). This was established in 2006. So it is young in development and the training is variable. Having said that, ND or NMD doctors who are FABNO certified are often members of the cancer care team at many centers, notably the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which also provides additional training to achieve FABNO certification. There are a very select few who go beyond this to specialize in women’s health and/or gynecologic cancer care. This is a VERY young field and the training is very variable, so be advised to keep your mainstream gynecologic oncologist involved.