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What is a medical onconologist vs. A clinical oncologist?

What is a medical onconologist vs. A clinical oncologist?

Same: "clinical" usually means a doctor who works in the clinical setting, ie seeing patients. A medical oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer patients with medications and chemotherapy. A "clinical" oncologist probably means the same thing, although it's not a term I've heard used very much. ...Read more

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Medical Oncology (Definition)

An area of medicine that deals with the study ...Read more


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What is medical oncologist vs heme-oncologist?

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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What's the type of work done by medical vs heme oncologist?

What's the type of work done by medical vs heme oncologist?

Overlap: Medical oncologist technically deal with only malignancy and medical issues caused by cancer.
Heme/onc doctors are trained in both hematology and oncology and treat cancers and other blood disorders. Most medical oncologists are heme/onc.
Some hematologists specialize in blood malignancy and do not treat other cancers. They are technically heme oncologists. ...Read more

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How can my wife and I select and convene our own radiation and medical oncologist team?

How can my wife and I select and convene our own radiation and medical oncologist team?

Cancer Center: The easiest way to establish your cancer care at a designated cancer center. These are nationally recognized institutions which have all the resources that patients need to take care of their disease. They typically have multiple medical & radiation oncologists from which to choose. Visit http://www. Nccn. Org/members/network. Asp. ...Read more

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Can I suggest a certain chemo drug to my medical oncologist for consideration before the chemo session? Or, does he have to stay with protocol?

Go ahead: Your oncologist often has a variety of choices. Since these drugs are so powerful and dangerous, he will have to stay within an accepted protocol. Many claims addressed directly to patients are misleading at best, cruelly false at worst. He will not mind your asking. If you're interested in getting into a study, all oncologists have ties to these cutting-edge workers. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

What are the differences between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

Thus:: A medical oncologist uses medications of different sorts (chemo, hormones, etc.) whereas a radiation oncologist uses different forms of radiation (beams, implants, etc.). They work together with surgeons, nurses, and therapists of different kinds. Cancer treatment is a group effort. Best to you. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Serum amylase: Presence of amylase in serum for short period of time after pancreatitis. This process managed by gastroenterologist and not medical oncologist who manages pancreatic cancer. Le of head and body rarely associated with amylase elevations but rather CEA or Ca19.9. When pancreatitis present there is usually marked abdominal pain due to necrosis of gland whereas body tumors give back pain. ...Read more

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Oncology: I want a second opinion on a cancer diagnosis. What exactly do I say to the medical oncologist on board? Do I say anything about my want?

Oncology: I want a second opinion on a cancer diagnosis. What exactly do I say to the medical oncologist on board? Do I say anything about my want?

Ask for a second: Opinion. If you have any concern, ask to see a different oncologist and also ask a different pathologist to examine the slides that were the basis of the diagnosis. Your health is more important than hurting the feelings of the doctor! ...Read more

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Oncology: Does my present medical and/or surgical oncologist at a large medical center arrange for an independent second opinion that I want, or do I?

Oncology: Does my present medical and/or surgical oncologist at a large medical center arrange for an independent second opinion that I want, or do I?

Second opinions: The reason for the second opinion often guides who does the legwork of arranging the consult and with whom. Many patients and families benefit from consulting an expert at another center, which may also include (or be limited to) review of xrays, biopsy slides or other studies. Your present doctor can facilitate, but it often works best when you inform them of your interest, your reasons, and go. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist?

See below: Medical oncologist treats cancer with chemotherapy drugs, while a radiation oncologist treats cancer with radiation. Many patients see both types of oncologists and fight their cancers receiving both types of therapy. ...Read more

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Is a gastroenterologist the expert one goes to in order to regulate enzyme insufficiency with a medication, such as creon? Medical oncologist?

Is a gastroenterologist the expert one goes to in order to regulate enzyme insufficiency with a medication, such as creon? Medical oncologist?

Yes: Why on Creon??? Cancer??? You should consult whatever Dr gave you Creon in the first place. What is the reason? Exactly what are the details of "enzyme insufficiency"? How was it diagnosed? What is the cause? ...Read more

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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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A family member has 4 open bleeding wounds on his penis since may 2012. Oncologist did surgery in december. New medical cream every week. No cancer.

A family member has 4 open bleeding wounds on his penis since may 2012. Oncologist did surgery in december. New medical cream every week. No cancer.

U may not have facts: You may not have all the facts on your family member, due to confidentiality laws doctor will inform only to the patient, some patients will not reveal even to close relatives. If you know you have to give more information to us so we can give best advise to you. ...Read more

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Please help. Stage 4 cancer and 1st chemotherapy session delayed 2 weeks due to medical oncologist moving to a new nearby office location. Acceptable?

Please help. Stage 4 cancer and 1st chemotherapy session delayed 2 weeks due to medical oncologist moving to a new nearby office location. Acceptable?

Depends on Ca: A number of different malignancies defined as stage IV when mets noted. Depending on the virulence of the cancer the initiation of treatment will be more or less effective in obtaining a response. Colon or breast cancer delay in treatment by 2 wks will play a minor role in response or survival. Metastatic pancreatic cancer or tumor metastatic to brain require a more intense and rapid initiation ...Read more

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I'd like the medical oncologist to do a lab result for Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 (for pancreatic cancer) but am afraid to ask him. Should I not ask?

I'd like the medical oncologist to do a lab result for Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 (for pancreatic cancer) but am afraid to ask him. Should I not ask?

CA 19-9: Hi. Have you had pancreatic adenocarcinoma? If so, I can just about guarantee you your oncologist has ordered a CA 19-9 (or multiple values, following longitudinally with treatment). If you haven't had pancreatic adenoCA, I'm not aware of CA 19-9 being used as a screening tool. In any event, ignorance of facts is never helpful. Go ahead and ask. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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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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

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Is it possible to be more than one kind of oncologist?

Yes: Most community oncologists specialize in different types of cancers; however, in academic centers, oncologists have subspecialties in certain types of cancers. ...Read more

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I want to become an oncologist, how do I accomplish this?

I want to become an oncologist, how do I accomplish this?

Training: First college, the med school. For surgical oncology, a residency then fellowship,
for radiation, a residency, for medical, residence and fellowship. Each field could require additional training, depending on your goal. ...Read more

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What kind of degree would you need tobecome an oncologist?

MD or DO: A four year college degree, then medical school. A residency in internal medicine (3 years). Followed by a 2-3 year fellowship in oncology and hematology. Good luck. To me it was one of the best decisions I ever made. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to become an oncologist?

12-14 years: For medical oncology: 4 years unergrad, 4 years medical or osteopathy school, 3 years internal medicine internship and residence, 2 or 3 years oncology fellowship. Total 14 years give or take 1 or 2. ...Read more