a physician who has attained certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and has specialized knowledge and skill with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and cancer-related problems
Physician with special training beyond medical school and residency who specializes in the treatment of cancer. medical oncologist: Administers chemotherapy drugs. radiation oncologist: Administers radiation treatments. surgical oncologist: Operates to remove certain types of tumors.
A physician who specializes in cancer therapy. Medical oncologists are internists with expertise in chemotherapy and the handling of general medical problems that arise during treatment of cancer. Radiation oncologists specialize in the use of radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor specializing in the study of tumors and their causes, development, characteristics, and treatment. They diagnose type and location of tumor and how fast it is spreading. They then prescribe and supervise radiation and drug therapy or recommend surgery if needed.
A doctor who specializes in taking care of people with cancer. Some specialize in one type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist treats cancer with radiation, and a medical oncologist treats cancer with medications. Some oncologists also specialize in one kind of cancer. For example, a breast cancer oncologist diagnoses and treats breast cancer.
A doctor who has specialized in the study of cancer. A lung cancer patient's oncologist will diagnose his or her cancer, determine how much it has spread, and perform (or advise on) appropriate treatment.
A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine; the oncologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. These subspecialists decide on and administer chemotherapy as well as consult with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatment for cancer. Specialty: Oncology (Medical) , Medical Oncology Common Name: Cancer Doctor
a doctor who specializes in the medical treatment of cancer. Medical oncologists have a thorough knowledge of how cancers behave and grow. This knowledge is used to calculate your risk of recurrence as well as the possible need for and benefits of additional or adjuvant therapy (such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy).Your medical oncologist generally manages your overall medical care and monitors your general health during your course of treatment. He or she checks your progress frequently, reviews your lab and X-ray results, and coordinates your medical care before and after your course of treatment.
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer. Some oncologists further specialize in chemotherapy (â€œmedical oncologistsâ€), radiotherapy (â€œradiation oncologistsâ€), or surgery (â€œsurgical oncologistsâ€).