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Dr. Anthony Back

Medical Oncology
Seattle, WA
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA
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About

Bio

I'm board certified in medical oncology and palliative medicine, and practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which is a joint project of the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Medical Oncology

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
34 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
Very treatable!: Many rectal cancers are curable, from stage 1-3 (with lower stage having better statistics), and even stage 4 is treatable, meaning that treatment prolongs life! so getting a great treatment is important and worthwhile.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
Well, yes...: Sometimes the same leukemia can come back, sometimes you can have 2 different types of leukemia.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
No but...: Intimacy is really important! if having sex would suggest: use a condom because her immunity may not be normal, think extra lubrication because chemo can dry things up. I'd say that being sexual could be really important and wonderful, and you can be sexual with her with or without insertive intercourse.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Back is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Back is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you. The doctor did look at her and said she seems fine and its just that she's confused and disoriented
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine 2012
Pathfinder in Palliative Care, American Cancer Society
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leadership 2012

Affiliations

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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