Working Together for You
Cancer treatment is complex, and often involves seeing several types of cancer specialists. This can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when it comes to understanding the unique roles that each of your specialists fulfills.
Medical oncologists manage your treatment plan and chemotherapy, while specialty surgeons perform tumor-site specific surgery, and radiation oncologists plan and deliver radiation care. In addition, pathologists check your cancer tissue samples from biopsy or surgery and help the multidisciplinary team determine the kind of cancer, along with the expected behavior of the cancer cells.
Even though everyone has a unique role in your treatment, it is important to remember they are all here to ensure you receive the best cancer care available for your individual situation.