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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