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Dr. Murphy Townsend iii
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Urologic Oncology (Overview)

All medical, surgical, chemotherapeutic & radiotherapeutic aspects of management and care of urologic malignancies, i.e. cancer of kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate testicle and adrenal gland. Physicians involved can be urologists, medical oncologists, radiation specialists, pathologists etc..


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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Murphy Townsend iii
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Urologic Oncology (Overview)

All medical, surgical, chemotherapeutic & radiotherapeutic aspects of management and care of urologic malignancies, i.e. cancer of kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate testicle and adrenal gland. Physicians involved can be urologists, medical oncologists, radiation specialists, pathologists etc..


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Whats gynecologic oncology?

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Whats gynecologic oncology?

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. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation  in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?

Surg vs. med: Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in cancer. Med onc: internal medicine doctors who specialize in cancer. [see a longer answer to the same question that i just posted]. ...Read more

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Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Yes: While there is no formal fellowship for pediatric radiation oncology there are people who have a focus in treating pediatric patients. These physicians are most commonly at academic centers as opposed to in private practice. ...Read more

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What is gynecologic oncology?

What is gynecologic oncology?

Sub-specialty: It is a sub-specialty field in obstetrics and gynecology where they only see and treat cancer patients. Think of them as special cancer doctors for gyne cancers only. ...Read more

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What careers involve pediatric cancer?

What careers involve pediatric cancer?

From nursing: To each therapeutic specialty: surg oc, ped onc, ped rad onc, ped neuronc, peds anesthesia, social work, psychiatry, radiology. ...Read more

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What is a gynecologic oncology doctor?

What is a gynecologic oncology doctor?

Cancer gynecologist: Gyn onc doctors primarily deal with cancers of the female gynecologic organs such as uterine cancer, ovarian cancer to name a few. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...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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How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

Female organ cancer: Gynecologist oncologist treats female related cancers in genetalia, female pelvic area like vagina, uterus, ovaries etc. She/ he performs surgery and often gives chemotherapy as well. Breast is usually not treated by gyn/ onc. ...Read more

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Post-surgery care for gall bladder?

Post-surgery care for gall bladder?

Bland diet: Try a bland diet for 2-4 days and then advance to a diet you are comfortable with. Alcohol should be avoided for 7-10 days. Try not to get constiipated. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Surgical oncology: You can find out information about surgical oncologists at this website:www.Surgonc.Org. This site will even help you find a cancer surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

Dallas & Fort Worth: Following are 3 pediatric urologists with excellent reputations in your area: Clanton Harrison MD in Dallas, Jonathon Kaye MD & Jeff Pugach in Fort Worth ...Read more

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What is a radiation oncology physicist?

What is a radiation oncology physicist?

Team member: They are a scientist with a specialty in radiation physics who work with the radiation oncologist to plan the various radiation fields and doses required for treatment. This aids in reducing exposure of normal tissues to radiation and maximizes the dose to cancer tissues. They are an integral part of the health care team. It is a highly sought after position. ...Read more

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What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

Clinical / research: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists can perform full time clinical service in a group practice or in an academic center. They can perform clinical research in association with clinical service. They can perform basic science or translational research primarily or exclusively. Lastly, with experience and accomplishment, they can become administrators ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more