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Help please, what does an oncologist do?

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Dr. Amy Deeken
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