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A 33-year-old member asked:

in rural areas are there any surgical oncologists?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Possibly: These highly specialised surgeons are often in major cities, but some may be close to rural communities. You could look at the american college of surgeons web site. There also is a the american college of oncologic surgeon. A google search might better answer that question.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, there are. You can find surgical oncologists across the country via this website: www.Surgonc.Org.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Surgical oncologists require a source of patients and sophisticated hospital facilities to provide the resources for their work. Generally cities of 200,000 persons or more can do this. General surgeons do much of the surgical oncology in smaller towns and rural areas, referring the more complex cases to larger cities with such surgeons or medical schools.

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