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New cancer paradigm: Molecular oncology is looking at the cancer and cancer patients on a molecular level by looking at the gene expression profiling, next generation genome sequencing and molecular alterations rather than the old school method of looking at type of cancer under the microscope by the size, locations and other pathological characteristicsSee 1 more doctor answer
GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and than they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gynecological cancers...Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.See 1 more doctor answer
Expensive: Usually these drugs are very expensive in thousands of dollars. Cost varies according to drug.See 2 more doctor answers
Assist staff: Take patient vital signs. Help patients walk around. Deliver trays and be a good help.
See Below: For any type of cancer or pre-cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. We also see complex gynecologic cases that are too difficult to manage by a gynecologist such as large fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian masses, etc. If not sure, ask your gynecologist for a referral.See 1 more doctor answer
Review blood: Sometimes I am asked by other physicians to review a blood smear. Others ask me to look at a report. That is probably the main reason. Hope this answers your question.
Usually: All oncologists follow proven guidelines (usually nccn or asco), so the treatment for any cancer should be pretty much the same in portland, oregon or portland, maine. Some centers may have experimental protocols available, but one must remember they haven't been proven to be better or as good, or they would be the nccn standard.See 1 more doctor answer