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Is there a gyno-oncologist in my area that will work with an obese female? My primary dr diagnosed me with ovarian cancer. He is a medical oncologist and cannot do surgery. He sent me to gyno-oncologist in hawthorne and he said he could not do anything w

Is there a gyno-oncologist in my area that will work with an obese female? My primary dr diagnosed me with ovarian cancer. He is a medical oncologist and cannot do surgery. He sent me to gyno-oncologist  in hawthorne and he said he could not do anything w

I : I agree with dr doherty's response and encourage you to seek another opinion. Many gynecologic oncologists are quite comfortable operating on obese women. That being said, it may be possible that Megace (megestrol) treatment is the best option for you at this point. ...Read more

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My dad had symptoms 2 weeks ago for tongue ca he has his first oncologists appt tomorrow what type of questions should I ask?His e.N.T dr thinks symptoms was enough

My dad had symptoms 2 weeks ago for tongue ca he has his first oncologists appt tomorrow what type of questions should I ask?His e.N.T dr thinks symptoms was enough

Tongue cancer: He should be evaluated by a head and neck cancer surgeon. The surgeon can do a physical exam, biopsies, and order the appropriate scans that may need to be done. Some questions to ask are: what kind of cancer is it, how is it treated, what to expect after treatment, and how advanced is it. I wish your father the best. ...Read more

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What is an oncologist?

What is an oncologist?

A cancer doctor: In general, an oncologist is a physician who treats cancer - either surgically (surgical oncologist; gynecologic oncologist), with medications (medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist), or with radiation (radiation oncologist). ...Read more

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What does an oncologist do?

See below: An oncologist is a cancer specialist who diagnoses and treats all types of cancer. He/she is not a surgeon, and does not perform major operations, but does perform a variety of procedures to diagnose and treat cancer. ...Read more

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What do surgical oncologists do?

What do surgical oncologists do?

Surgical tx - cancer: A general surgeon who has undergone a 3 yr fellowship specializing in diagnosis and surgical treatment of cancers. ...Read more

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Help please, what does an oncologist do?

Help please, what does an oncologist do?

Oncologists: Usually they see patients with a suspected diagnosis of cancer, confirm that there is cancer and prescribe treatment - chemotherapy. Of the cancer needs radiation or surgery for treatment, they would refer to another specialist who uses that kind of therapy. Some oncologists see patients for benign blood disorders such as anemia, clotting disorders, or thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What is a regular schedule for an oncologist?

What is a regular schedule for an oncologist?

Depends: You mean what is their job hours and schedule? That is highly variable. Some private practice oncologists work 12 hours 6 days per week. Many are now employed and work in clinic 4 d/wk with administration or family time. Academic oncologists may see patients 0.5 to 4 days/week with research and administration time in between. There is no one schedule for all oncologists. ...Read more

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What is medical oncologist vs heme-oncologist?

Not much: Medical oncologists are trained through to diagnose and treat cancer using internal medicine (i.e. With medications, or chemotherapy). Many medical oncologists also receive training in hematology (the study of blood diseases) since the two are closely linked - thus, they are hematology/oncology certified (heme/onc). ...Read more

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In rural areas are there any surgical oncologists?

In rural areas are there any surgical oncologists?

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. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to become a oncologist?

About 17-19 years : Usually- High school- 4 years College- 4 years Medical School- 4 years Residency- 2-3 years (Internal Medicine or Peds) Oncology fellow- 2 years stop here or go on to hematology Hematology- another 1-2 years ...Read more