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Has you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? Do you need to find a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment who will be able to help you through this difficult time? If so, we at Find A Doctor Near Me are here to assist and make this process as easy as possible. We have a nationwide network of physicians in your area, and have done all of the research so you don't have to - letting you focus on more important health matters.
What is an Oncologist?
An oncologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment and management of patients who are suffering from any form of cancer. There are three main types of oncologists - surgical, radiation and medical - who work together as a team for the treatment of a patient with cancer. These three oncologists play very different roles:
- Surgical Oncologist - this is the physician who specializes in the process of removing cancerous tumors as well as any affected surrounding tissue. They also perform biopsies, which is the removal of a smaller amount of tissue for the purpose of examination using a microscope.
- Radiation Oncologist - this doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer using radiation therapy, which is done through using particles such as high-energy X-rays to kill off cancer cells in a patient.
- Medical Oncologist - this doctor specializes in the treatment of cancer with chemotherapy, which is using drugs to kill cancerous cells by stopping the cancer's ability to divide and grow further. They also prescribe other medications, which includes a targeted therapy in a pill form for further chemotherapy treatment at home.
In addition, there are oncologists who specialize in specific types of cancer.
For example, a gynecologic oncologist focuses on the treatment and care of women with cancers in the gynecologic areas. Pediatric oncologists deal specifically with cancers in children and a hematological oncologist is one who deals with the treatment and/or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as leukemia, sickle-cell disease, iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, and lymphoma.
If you are looking for an oncologist, regardless of which type, we can help. When you give us a call at (844) 372-7972, we will match you up with the most appropriate option based on your needs, expectations, want and location or the surrounding area.
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