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What kind of doctors treats rectal cancer?

What kind of doctors treats rectal cancer?

Several: Rectal cancer treatment generally includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. This is achieved through a coordinated approach by a radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

Derm, Onc, HIV: Ks may be treated by a variety of types of physicians including: dermatologist hiv specialist hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for breast carcinoma?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for breast carcinoma?

Several: General surgeons provide surgical treatment, oncologists use chemotherapy, radiation oncologists supervise radiation treatment and family doctors coordinate overall care. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

ENT, and others: Many types of doctors may need to be involved. An otolaryngologist, radiation therapist and a medical oncologist may all be needed depending in the stage of the tongue cancer. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologist; and medical oncologist may all be involved at some point during diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is the person you should contact for this. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

General surgeon: Not all lipomas need to be removed. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats sjögren’s?

What kind of doctor treats sjögren’s?

Rheumatologist: This falls under the category of connective tissue disease, or autoimmune disorder, and is usually treated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats parotitis?

What kind of doctor treats parotitis?

PCPs and ENTs: While a primary care doctor or internist may treat uncomplicated parotitis, otolaryngologists (ents) treat severe cases or recurrent cases. In chronic or recurrent cases it is important to rule out a blockage due to salivary stones or tumors. Ents may also perform parotid surgery (gland removal or sialendoscopy). ...Read more

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What can you tell me regarding rare types of colon (colorectal) cancer?

What can you tell me regarding rare types of colon (colorectal) cancer?

Sure: The most common kind of colon cancer is adenocarcinoma. There are however many more rate types of colon cancer. You can find out more about these at cancer.Gov or on the pub med website. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

Many options: Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis. Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats adrenal glad cancer help please!?

What kind of doctor treats adrenal glad cancer help please!?

Adrenal cancer: This is usually treated by the oncologist (or oncologic surgeon), but if the adrenal cancer is secreting hormones, then an endocrinologist may be involved. ...Read more

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What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: Also called GI specialist(gastro-entero-logist).

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What type of doctor treats lipomas?

What type of doctor treats lipomas?

Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

Large bowel cancer: Colon and rectum form the large intestine (large bowel). Cancer of the large intestine is generally called colorectal cancer. Specifically, cancer of the colon is colon cancer. Cancer of the rectum is rectal cancer. People over 50 should have screening colonoscopy or occult blood test. Treatment for stages 1, 2, and 3 are mainly surgery. Chemo is for stages 3 and 4, and some stage 2. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in lymphoma?

What type of doctor specializes in lymphoma?

Hematologist/Oncolog: Both hematologists and oncologists treat lymphoma. For certain stages and subtypes radiation oncologists arre also helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more